Director & Board Member, HCL Corporation Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation CEO, Shiv Nadar School
Shikhar Malhotra is Director & Board Member of HCL Corporation, the holding company for the $6.3 billion HCL Enterprise that has fostered a strong culture of pioneering and entrepreneurship in the Indian IT & technology industry over the last 36 years. In his role as Director, Shikhar is responsible for strategic decisions regarding the overall direction of the Corporation.
He is also a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which is focused on creating leaders of tomorrow through transformational education, creativity and art. The Foundation has established the SSN College of Engineering in Chennai, today among the top private engineering colleges in India, the Shiv Nadar University, the VidyaGyan schools, the Shiv Nadar School chain and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
Shikhar brings a global outlook, strategic vision and passion for social enterprise and institution-building to the Foundation and drives its strategic initiatives and future roadmap.
As the CEO of Shiv Nadar School, a not-for-profit K-12 school initiative of the Shiv Nadar Foundation with the vision to provide “Education for Life”, he is actively involved in developing and building the schools and help establish newer benchmarks in academics, extra-curricular development and pedagogy. The Foundation aims to establish 25 schools across India by 2020, having set up its first two schools in Noida and Gurgaon in 2012.
Shikhar has also founded and run a successful auto retail venture. He brings his deep and diverse knowledge of business experiences into his current roles. His passion for institution building stems from his experiences of setting up successful ventures.
Shikhar was born in India, raised in Kuwait and has completed his degree in entrepreneurship from Babson College, US - a college consistently ranked first globally for its entrepreneurship program.
He is a football aficionado having followed the sport globally since childhood and continues to play. Shikhar lives in Delhi with his wife Roshni and their son.