August 31, 2012

Obama Appoints IIT Bombay Alumnus Wadhwani to Key Administration Post


Credit: Wadhwani Foundation
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Romesh Wadhwani

Washington, DC – The White House on Friday announced the appointment of Romesh Wadhwani, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bombay, as a General Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In a communique announcing the appointment of Wadhwani and nine others, including Caroline Kennedy, President Barack Obama said, “These dedicated men and women bring a wealth of experience and talent to their new roles and I am proud to have them serve in this Administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

Wadhwani is actively involved in Kennedy Center initiatives, having served as Co-Chair of the Maximum India Festival in 2011 and as a supporter of the 2010 Honors Gala.
Wadhwani is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Symphony Technology Group and was previously the founder, Chairman, and CEO of several software and IT companies, including Aspect Development, Inc.

He is the founder and Chairperson of the Wadhwani Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to accelerating economic development in India and other emerging economies by improving standards of living. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Wadhwani received a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and moved to the US in 1969, earning an M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Others appointed to the position of General Trustee of the Board include Adrienne Arsht, Colleen Bell, David C. Bohnett, Giselle Fernandez, Norma Lee Funger, Rebecca Pohlad, Anthony Welters, and Elaine Wynn. (IATNS)