Roshni Nadar Malhotra brings a global outlook, strategic vision and passion for business, social enterprise and institution-building to her varied roles at HCL Corporation and the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
As CEO and Executive Director of the HCL Corporation, she is responsible for strategic decisions regarding the overall direction of the Corporation including the key areas of determining its governance structures, treasury, risk and portfolio management, and for the diversification plans of HCL.
The vision and strategy for the HCL brand and the Shiv Nadar Foundation are strategically driven by her as well.
Roshni is a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which among its transformational educational initiatives has established the SSN Institutions in Chennai, today among the top private engineering and business schools in India, the interdisciplinary Shiv Nadar University in the National Capital Region of Delhi, VidyaGyan schools in Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Nadar Schools and the iconic Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
As a member of the SSN Institutions and Shiv Nadar University Boards of Management, she is actively involved in developing the strategic roadmap of the institutions to maintain and progressively improve the benchmarks set in academics, extra-curricular development and pedagogy.
She is the driving force behind the VidyaGyan schools in Uttar Pradesh, a radical initiative to induct and transform meritorious rural children from economically challenged backgrounds and create leaders of tomorrow. VidyaGyan provides these children free, world class education to help transcend the disadvantages they face and compete with their urban counterparts. Under Roshni’s leadership, VidyaGyan has expanded its outreach to touch nearly 200,000 children in the State of UP covering 75 districts. Under her leadership and direction, VidyaGyan has become a model of socio-economic transformation for the families and communities it impacts and has earned global recognition.
As a representative of the Foundation, she was involved in a joint initiative with the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation to promote the education of the Dalit and Muslim girl child in some of the most backward districts in the State of Uttar Pradesh in India.
She has previously worked with Sky News U.K. and CNN America as a news producer.
Roshni has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, majoring in Communication with a focus on Radio/TV/Film. After her brief career in media and communications, Roshni was inducted into HCL and spent time learning the ropes of the business including the critical function of treasury management.
Roshni later earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a focus on Social Enterprise and Management & Strategy. At Kellogg, she received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.
Roshni is married to Shikhar Malhotra and they have a son, Armaan. She enjoys travelling, especially on safaris and to sporting events.