| Chairman and CEO, TechSpan Incorporated|
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,