Chairperson, CSR Board Committee Chair, Board Committees Member- Nomination and Remuneration, ESG & Diversity, Stakeholders’ Relationship
roshni nadar malhotra is the CEO of HCL Corporation and a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation. She is also the Founder and Trustee of The Habitats Trust, and serves as the Chairperson of HCL Technologies.
Since its inception, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has invested $988 million in nation building institutions and for driving transformational leadership. Roshni is also the Chairperson and driving force behind VidyaGyan, a leadership academy for the economically underprivileged, meritorious, rural students of Uttar Pradesh, and 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 stakeholders at every level.
Roshni is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the MIT School of Engineering, USA, and is also a member of the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Board for Asia. She serves on the board of directors of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and is an independent director on the board of the HDFC Asset Management Company.
In recognition of her outstanding work in business and in philanthropy, Roshni has received several honors and accolades. Some of these include being featured for the fifth consecutive year in ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list, compiled and released by Forbes in 2021. 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.
Leadership from ‘The Bottom of the Pyramid' | Roshni Nadar Malhotra | TEDxShivNadarUniversity
Explaining her experiment with making education in rural Uttar Pradesh more organic and as holistic as education in urban schools, Roshni Nadar Malhotra philanthropist and CEO of HCL Corporation awed the audience with the potential that could be unlocked in the process of creating spirals of aspirations so that tomorrow, someone from the top of the bottom of the pyramid could be a leader in a much more organic manner. Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the CEO and Executive Director of HCL Corporation. She is also the Vice Chairperson on the Board of HCL Technologies and the Chairperson of its CSR Committee. Along with this, she is a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which is committed to the process of nation building by driving transformational leadership through education.
She is also the Chairperson and driving force behind VidyaGyan, a leadership academy for the meritorious but economically underprivileged, rural students of Uttar Pradesh. Roshni is also the Founder \u0026 Trustee of The Habitats Trust, a foundation working towards protecting habitats and their indigenous species. At the same time, Roshni is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, nextgeneration leaders. She has won several awardsa nd accolades for her philanthropic world around the world, and has also featured in the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list compiled and released by Forbes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx