Roshni Nadar Malhotra is to be the next chairperson of HCL technologies. The only daughter of Shiv Nadar is all set to mange and administer the company. She had featured in ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’. The list has compiled and released by Forbes in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Roshni is also the richest woman in India, according to IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List (2019).
On Friday, HCL Technologies announced that its founder and chairman. Shiv Nadar stepped down and appointed his daughter, Roshni, as the new chairperson with immediate effect.
Roshni worked with Sky News UK and CNN America as a news producer before joining HCL Corp in 2009, and within a year was made executive director and then CEO at the age of 27. According to the company website, Shiv Nadar is the chairman of the USD 9.9 billion HCL Corp. HCL Group includes HCL Technologies, HCL Infosystem, and HCL Healthcare.
Roshni married Shikhar Malhotra, Vice Chairman of HCL Healthcare, in 2010 and the couple has two sons — Armaan and Jahaan. According to the latest Hurun Rich List, Roshni is India’s richest woman with a net worth of Rs 36,800 crore. In 2019, she ranked 54th on the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.
A passionate environmentalist, Roshni established The Habitats Trust in 2018. It works towards protecting India’s natural habitats and its indigenous species. She has driven transformational efforts in the area of education as a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation.