Roshni Nadar Malhotra


Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO and Executive Director of the $7 billion enterprise HCL Corporation; is responsible for strategic decisions regarding the overall direction of the organization. She is also a Director on the Board of one of the group companies, HCL Technologies. Roshni is a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation- which has established the SSN Institutions, today among the top private engineering colleges in India, the interdisciplinary Shiv Nadar University, the transformational VidyaGyan Leadership Academies, the progressive Shiv Nadar Schools, the iconic Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and the innovative Shiksha, a technology-led intervention in rural education to eradicate illiteracy from India.

As the Chairman of VidyaGyan, she is the driving force behind the schools in Uttar Pradesh. Under Roshni’s leadership, VidyaGyan has started showing excellence in various fields, creating spirals of inspiration, and delivering on the promise of creating catalytic leaders from rural India.

Roshni is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, next generation leaders. She was conferred the prestigious NDTV Young Philanthropist- Indian of the Year award in 2014.

In 2015 she was felicitated with The World’s Most Innovative People Award for Philanthropic Innovation by The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE), in partnership with the UN.

A former news producer at Sky News UK, Roshni has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, majoring in Communication with a focus on Radio/TV/Film. She later earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a focus on Social Enterprise and Management & Strategy. At Kellogg, she was a recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.

Roshni is married to Shikhar Malhotra and they have two sons.