4th-5th Oct. 2013, Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi


Ajai Chowdhry

Founder, HCL
Chairman, HCL Infosystems Ltd.

Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, one of the six founder members of HCL began an exciting journey three decades ago with a dream to give India its very own microcomputer. He has been a key force in driving the growth of HCL and led the foundation of HCL's overseas operations and has also been a key force in driving thegrowth of HCL Infosystems, the flagship company of the group.

Mr. Chowdhry has been a great believer of manufacturing and recently he has been nominated as member National Manufacturing Competitive Council (NMCC). He has also served as Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) National Committee on Technology and Innovation till 2010.

Gifted with a pedant sense of entrepreneurship, Mr. Chowdhry has been enlisted among 'India's Most Powerful Brand Builders' and has been adjudged among 'India Inc's Most Powerful CEOs' by The Economic Times. In 2011, the honourable President of India conferred Mr. Chowdhry with the prestigious Padma Bhushan. Mr. Chowdhry has also been honoured with the CNBC Asia Business Award 2010 for the Viewers Choice category. Presently, Mr. Chowdhry has started to focus on incubating entrepreneurship by aiding start-ups through a variety of initiatives. He is currently involved in teaching entrepreneurship at IIT Hyderabad and has been recently appointed by the Hon'ble President of India, ShriPranab Mukherjee as Chairman of IIT-Patna.

Mr. Chowdhry have also created a Charitable Trust called 'Swayam' which is committed to provide education support to deserving children of various HCL employees who cannot afford good education.


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