Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems since its inception and is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and management of the Company. Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the School of Informatics of Indiana University.
Author of six books, Board member of Akzo Nobel India, Castrol India, and Hemas Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka, and former Executive Director, Tata Sons, Vice Chairman, Hindustan Lever Ltd., and Chairman, Unilever, Arabia,
Dean of NUS School of Computing where he is the Provost’s Chair Professor of Computer Science. Before becoming the Dean in 2016, he was the NUS Vice Provost (Graduate Education) during 2014-2016 and Associate Provost (Graduate Education) during 2011-2013.
President, National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Chairman, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) and Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission (RGSTC), former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and IIT Bombay.
Presently she is a Member of National Education Policy Committee, Government of India, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Kasturirangan. Earlier, she was Vice Chancellor of SNDT Women’s University during 2011-16. Prior to joining SNDTWU as a Vice Chancellor she worked as Joint Director of Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), a constituent of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.
Founder and President of Nalanda 2.0 (www.Nalanda2.org), author of Building Golden India: How to unleash India's vast potential and transform its higher education system. Now. and former administrator at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego.
Pioneer of India's IT industry, former Chairman of Headstrong’s Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TechSpan, and co-founder HCL group, on the Boards of ISB, Hyderabad, RGIIM Shillong, IIT (Kharagpur) Foundation and Nalanda 2.0.
Rickey/Nielsen Professor in the School of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University, honorary appointment of an Adjunct Professor at BITS, Pilani since January 2004, member of Nalanda 2.0 Board of Directors.
Partner at Artiman Ventures, Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford, on the Board of Directors of CardioDx, CLICK, CORE Diagnostics, medECUBE Healthcare, Aditazz, Terapore, Max Healthcare, Cadila Pharmaceuticals and Sophie Biosciences, Former CEO of Biolmagene and faculty member at Princeton University.
Chief Executive Officer of GSVlabs and a Partner at Global Silicon Valley. Previously he was Chief Business Officer and Chief Content Officer, Coursera and founding Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University. He is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of HCL Infosystems, Director of Silverskills Pvt. Ltd., a member of the Advisory Board of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, .
Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay, Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet of the Government of India (2006-2017).