Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the CEO and Executive Director of the $9.9 billion HCL Corporation, and is responsible for providing strategic guidance to the organization. She is also the Chairperson of HCL Technologies, a leading global technology organization with a market capitalization of $32 billion, and the Chairperson of its CSR Board Committee.
Roshni is a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which is committed to the process of nation building by driving transformational leadership through education. As the Chairperson and driving force behind VidyaGyan, a leadership academy for the economically underprivileged, meritorious, rural students of Uttar Pradesh, Roshni has been working toward nurturing future leaders from rural India who can be catalysts of change for their communities, villages, and the nation at large
Passionate about wildlife and conservation, Roshni established The Habitats Trust in 2018. The Foundation aims to work toward protecting India’s natural habitats and its indigenous species with the core mission of creating and conserving sustainable ecosystems through strategic partnerships and collaborations with all stakeholders, at every level.
Roshni is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the MIT School of Engineering, USA.
She also serves as an independent director on the Board of HDFC Asset Management Company, one of India’s largest and most profitable mutual fund managers.
In recognition of her outstanding work in business and in philanthropy, Roshni has received several honors and accolades. Some of these include being featured in ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list compiled and released by Forbes in 2017, 2018, and 2019, consecutively. In 2020, Forbes also featured her among the ‘25 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia.’ Roshni was conferred with the Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Award by Babson College in 2017, and was recognized by Horasis, an internationally renowned think tank, as the ‘Indian Business Leader of the Year 2019.’ She is an alumnus of the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL, 2014-19), a unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, next-generation leaders, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.
Roshni holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. At Kellogg, she was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.
Roshni is married to Shikhar Malhotra and they have two sons.