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HCL Tech’s new chairman Roshni Nadar is worth $4.9 billion making her the richest woman in India

HCL Tech’s new chairman Roshni Nadar is worth $4.9 billion making her the richest woman in India
India's richest woman, Roshni Nadar, has been appointed the new chairman of HCL TechnologiesIANS
  • HCL Tech's new chairman, Roshni Nadar, is worth ₹36,800 crore ($4.9 billion).
  • That makes her the richest woman in India at the helm of HCL Technologies succeeding her father.
  • When Roshni Nadar initially entered the job market she was more excited by media than by IT services.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the new chairman of HCL Technologies but that doesn’t mean that the company will be shifting strategies’ even with expertise when it comes to the healthcare segment. Her father and founder of HCL Tech, Shiv Nadar, will continue on as managing director and chief strategy officer.

“I’m sure this is a part of the succession planning and the board thought this would be the right time to make this announcement,” said HCL Tech CEO C Vijayakumar during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.

Here are the top 10 things you should know about her:



Roshni Nadar is India’s richest woman with a net worth of ₹36,800 crore, according to the 2019 Wealth Hurun Rich List. She is the 54th most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women list of 2019.

Roshni Nadar is India’s richest woman with a net worth of ₹36,800 crore, according to the 2019 Wealth Hurun Rich List. She is the 54th most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women list of 2019.
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Born in 1982, Roshni Nadar grew up in Delhi and is a graduate of Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg.

Born in 1982, Roshni Nadar grew up in Delhi and is a graduate of Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg.
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She is also the only child of HCL founder, Shiv Nadar and Kiran Nadar.

She is also the only child of HCL founder, Shiv Nadar and Kiran Nadar.
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She started her career as a news producer in the UK. “Media really excited me. As an undergrad, I majored in radio, television, and film and did internships with CNBC and CNN. My first job was at Sky News in London,” she said during an interview with Forbes.

She started her career as a news producer in the UK. “Media really excited me. As an undergrad, I majored in radio, television, and film and did internships with CNBC and CNN. My first job was at Sky News in London,” she said during an interview with Forbes.
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Roshni Nadar was promoted to executive director and CEO of HCL within a year of her joining the company in 2009 at the age of just 27.

Roshni Nadar was promoted to executive director and CEO of HCL within a year of her joining the company in 2009 at the age of just 27.
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“I am not interested in the technology business, at least not in getting hands-on,” she said 2012 during an interview with the Economic Times.

“I am not interested in the technology business, at least not in getting hands-on,” she said 2012 during an interview with the Economic Times.
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Roshni Nadar is also a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which focuses on education and has established some of India's top colleges and schools.

Roshni Nadar is also a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which focuses on education and has established some of India's top colleges and schools.
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In her philanthropic efforts, she is also the chairperson of VidyaGyan Leadership Academy, which empowers underprivileged children through education.

In her philanthropic efforts, she is also the chairperson of VidyaGyan Leadership Academy, which empowers underprivileged children through education.
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She is currently married to Shikhar Malhotra, who is also an executive director and member of the board at HCL, and they have two sons together. He also serves as the vice-chairman and CEO of HCL Healthcare.

She is currently married to Shikhar Malhotra, who is also an executive director and member of the board at HCL, and they have two sons together. He also serves as the vice-chairman and CEO of HCL Healthcare.
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“It's very critical, no matter which industry you’re in and no matter what you’re doing, is that an idea is only as good as its execution,” said Roshni Nadar during the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2019.

“It's very critical, no matter which industry you’re in and no matter what you’re doing, is that an idea is only as good as its execution,” said Roshni Nadar during the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2019.
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