A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, he built three successful companies including his former Symphony Technology Group, which brings in about $2.5 billion in annual revenues. The serial entrepreneur has also founded Aspect Development, which i2 Technologies acquired for $9.3 billion in stock in 1999. He combined 9 of his companies that were AI-focused into SymphonyAI in 2017.
He and his brother, Sunil, founded the Wadhwani Institute of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Mumbai in 2018, committing over $30 million.
He is a member of the Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge, and was appointed by President Barack Obama on the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center. He also sits on the board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Romesh received his B.Tech from IIT Bombay, and MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.