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March 11-13, 2001  |  The Taj West End Hotel  |  Bangalore, India

Arjun Malhotra

Chairman and CEO, TechSpan Incorporated
E-Mail: [email protected]

In late 1998, Arjun founded TechSpan with funding from Goldman Sachs and Walden International. TechSpan is a global Internet consulting company, with Centers of Excellence in Sunnyvale, CA; Fairfax, VA; and Noida, UP, India.

Arjun brings a long string of entrepreneurial successes to TechSpan. He founded and built HCL from a six person "Garage operation" in 1975 to India's largest Information Technology corporation with over 8400 people. He took over the US Operations of the group in 1989 and grew it to nearly $100 million annual revenues. In 1992, he ran the HCL-HP joint venture in India. In 1996, he set up and ran the joint venture with Deluxe Corporation. He also consolidated and grew the HCL Australasia operations in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Today the HCL group is over $850 million worldwide.

Arjun was born in Calcutta on January 7th 1949. He did his schooling from The Doon School, Dehradun and his B.Tech (Hons.) in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur where he was awarded the Dr. B.C. Roy Gold Medal. In 1985, he attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Arjun founded the Prof. G.S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications at IIT Kharagpur through personal endowment of Rs 30 million, and was a member of the Board of Governors for that School, the Technology Foundation of IIT Kharagpur, and the Mission Management Board in Communication Networking and Intelligent Automation - a technology development mission jointly undertaken by IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur. He was a member of the Board of Governors for the Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, and was Vice President of the Doon School Old Boys Society.

Arjun is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, India (FIETE), and a Member of the Institute of Engineers, India (MIE). He is also one of the founding members of SPIC-MACAY - Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth. This is today India's largest non-government, not for profit, social and cultural organization.

Arjun and his wife Kiran, along with their daughter, Poorva, and son, Shiven, maintain homes in Saratoga, California and New Delhi, India.


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