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 National University of Singapore (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.
Member, Board of Directors, Kirloskar Oil Engines since 2014 and Independent Director on the boards of Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Limited and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Limited since early 2019.
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).