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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO, HCL

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, the eminent heiress of the IT giant HCL Technologies, believes 'philanthropy should be taken up by young Indians unlike classical music which usually witnesses elderly people.' Roshini has been impacting and making a difference through her refreshing ideologies in education, she is also an inspiration to a number of aspiring young women leaders who pursue a balance between corporate and social responsibility.

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Born and brought up Delhi, Roshini is an alumna of Vasant Valley School and a Communication with a focus on media, major, graduate from NorthWestern University, US. She went on to do her master’s in Business Administration with a major in Social Enterprise Management from the Kellogg School of Management.

Roshini has a brief experience in the media industry and has worked with Sky News UK and CNN America as news producer prior joining her father’s empire.

After joining HCL as the CEO, Roshni is leading with diverse strategy for the overall direction of the corporation including the key areas of determining its governance structures, treasury, risk and portfolio management, and the diversification plans of HCL. But she spends a notable time on the VidyaGyan initiative that aims to nurture future leaders from rural India who can act as catalysts of change for their communities, villages and the nation. 

Roshni envisions VidyaGyan to be an aspirational platform and a beacon of hope for underprivileged meritorious students to dream big and achieve even bigger. She believes that children, who are born without a silver spoon in their mouth, should also be given equal opportunities and similar platform to make it big in their lives.

The 34-year old, Roshni, is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a unique and diverse community of the World’s most outstanding, next generation leaders. In 2015 she was also felicitated with The World's Most Innovative People Award for Philanthropic Innovation by The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE), in partnership with the UN.

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