Who We Are
Mr. Shiv Nadar Founder & Chairman – HCL Founder & Chairman - Shiv Nadar Foundation

Shiv Nadar is the Founder and Chairman of HCL Enterprise, an $8 billion global organization with over 124,000 professionals operating from 41 countries. Nadar is credited with being one of the pioneers of the computing and IT industry in India. Under his guidance, HCL has continued to ride the waves of the changing IT landscape for over 40 years and remain at the forefront of every technological revolution since 1976. While HCL started as a hardware organization, manufacturing the country’s first indigenous computers and introducing them to the Indian consumer, it eventually evolved into a more comprehensive software services organization. HCL is, in fact, one of the few global IT companies founded in the 1970s that remain in existence till date.

Throughout his career, Nadar always acknowledged that successful institution building is dependent on forging result-oriented partnerships and creating new knowledge. He steered HCL to create several valuable joint ventures and alliances that aided the organization’s emergence as a global technology enterprise. His pioneering spirit and belief in engineering and research shaped the course of the organization and is the reason that today HCL Technologies, one of the group companies, boasts one of the largest IT Engineering and R&D divisions in the world.

Nadar started his career as part of the elite DCM management trainee system. It was at DCM that he met the people with whom he later started HCL in a Delhi Barsati “akin to a garage startup” with a compelling vision that the microprocessor would change the world.

Nadar credits his success to the education and scholarships that he received during his early years. He has always maintained that access to quality education is the most potent tool of transformation and therefore, in 1994, he established the philanthropic - Shiv Nadar Foundation. The Foundation draws heavily on Nadar’s experience of building a world-class organization like HCL. It endeavors to create institutions of transformational education that will continue to influence and nurture the country’s youth for decades to come. To this effect, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has established six institutions covering the entire spectrum of education, which aim to address the issue of quality in education, create lasting partnerships and have a strong research orientation.

As of 2018, Nadar has invested close to US$ 800 million through the Foundation, impacting over 25,000 students directly. However, the Foundation’s ultimate aim is to nurture the next generation of leaders in the ideologies of symbiotic growth so that each of them may, in turn, aspire to affect a small change, creating a significant multiplier effect. The impact of the Shiv Nadar Foundation institutions is today reflected in the aspirations of meritorious students who started their journeys from humble, geographically, remote backgrounds but are today pursuing their dreams in India as well as other countries.

In recognition of his pioneering role in business and philanthropy in India and across the globe, Nadar has received several honors and accolades, notable being the Padma Bhushan from the President of India in 2008.

Nadar is married to Kiran, an Asian Games medalist, and internationally renowned bridge player. She is also one of the largest Indian Art collectors in the world.

Mr. Shikhar Malhotra Executive Director, HCL Corporation Vice Chairman, HCL Healthcare Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation. Pro Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University Trustee, Habitats Trust

Shikhar Malhotra is the Executive Director and Board Member of the $8.5 billion enterprise, HCL Corporation.

Shikhar is also the Vice Chairman of HCL Healthcare. HCL Healthcare began operations in 2014 in Delhi and he has led the organisation since inception. HCL Healthcare focuses on making Corporate India a healthier place by providing the continuum of care for chronic and acute diseases across a range of healthcare delivery offerings. It operates out of 7 cities pan India and serves over 70,000 families.

As a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, Shikhar founded the Shiv Nadar Schools in 2012, the Foundation's first foray into urban education. The Shiv Nadar Schools currently operate out of three campuses located in Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad. In a short period of time, the schools have gained a reputation for its differentiated curriculum which focuses on academic excellence as well as an emphasis on holistic development making them among the most sought after schools in Delhi NCR.

Shikhar has recently been appointed the Pro Chancellor at the Shiv Nadar University. He will provide a strategic vision and global outlook to the university.

Shikhar is an alumnus of Babson College having studied Entrepreneurship. He is married to Roshni and they have two sons.

Dr. Mohan Chellappa Board Member

Dr Mohan Chellapa is an internationally renowned gastrointestinal surgeon. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, in additional to holding a business degree. Dr. Chellappa pioneered laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery in Asia and has been credited with training numerous surgeons from India, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions on laparoscopic techniques.

One of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, he has been instrumental in securing and establishing various clinical, management and enterprise developmental initiatives of Johns Hopkins Medicine globally.

Mr. Pawan K Danwar Board Member

Post working 6 years with two big corporates in North India, Pawan joined HCL group in May 1996.

He is a finance professional and serves as the Executive Vice-President & CFO of HCL Corporation (holding company of HCL). He brings over 25 years of vast experience to HCL. His association with the HCL group spans over 20 years and he has served in several different finance profiles in the organization such as Business Finance, Corporate Restructuring, Acquisition & Business Integration, Treasury (fund raising, investment & forex management), Planning & Strategy, Commercial, Business Development, Secretarial, Legal & Corporate Compliance and investor relationship. He has structured and negotiated some big business contracts for HCL in the past decades. Pawan has not only been instrumental in shaping different financial strategies for HCL but he has also been associated with various new business initiatives and has credited with turning them into big scale ventures over the period. Out of 20 years with the HCL Group, he has spent 14 years in operating companies in various capacities including P&L responsibility .

He has deep understanding of various industries like IT; Healthcare; Education; Skill & Talent; Insurance; Chemical etc. Besides serving the businesses / operations; he is serving activity the Board of HCL Infosystems & HCL Healthcare besides various other committees of the Board.

He has ample exposure in the international business environment and has travelled extensively while executing various deals & discussions. Pawan is also associated with the Shiv Nadar Foundation & HCL Foundation, one of India’s largest private philanthropic institutions, for the last 5 years. He supports/serves the Foundations in various capacities and deeply connected with various social revolutionary projects in the field of education and rural development. He also liaisons with various government departments; institutions & bodies.

Pawan is a qualified Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary.