Dr. Romesh T. Wadhwani is the founder, Chairman & CEO of Symphony Technology Group (STG), a strategic private equity firm that is a partner in building great software, Internet and technology-enabled services companies. Symphony’s approach is to create extra-ordinary value in its portfolio companies by enabling organic growth through innovation. With this transformation-centric approach, in less than ten years Symphony has grown to a group of 12 companies with combined revenue of nearly $2.5 billion. Romesh is Executive Chairman of Symphony Teleca Corporation, MSC Software Inc., Symphony Health Solutions Inc. and Shopzilla Inc. and is also on the Board of Information Resources Inc. Romesh is also the largest limited partner in each of Symphony’s private equity funds, the third of which closed recently at $870 million. Romesh has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in the Forbes 400 and also in the Forbes Global 1000.
Romesh is a serious philanthropist who has decided to give away much of his wealth. He established the Wadhwani Foundation nearly ten years ago with the mission of accelerating economic development in the emerging economies, with an initial focus on India. The foundation staff, which consists of 55 professionals, imagine, develop and execute major initiatives with large-scale impact and measurable outcomes, often in partnership with the central and state governments and other foundations