Romesh Wadhwani

Romesh Wadhwani

Founder, Wadhwani Foundation

Romesh is the Founder of the Wadhwani Foundation. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, he built three successful companies including the $3.5 billion Symphony Technology Group, which brings in $2.5 billion in annual revenues. The serial entrepreneur later 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 a new group called 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.