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A few days ago, billionaire industrialist Shiv Nadar announced his decision to step down* from the role of Chairperson at HCL Technologies, the multinational IT giant he founded four decades ago.
Now, the board of directors* at the company have chosen Nadar’s daughter, Roshni Nadar Malhotra (38), to take over as the new Chairperson of HCL Tech with immediate effect.
- step down: If someone steps down or steps aside, they resign from an important job or position, often in order to let someone else take their place.
- board of directors: A company’s board of directors is the group of people elected by its shareholders to manage the company.
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The only child of the outgoing Chairperson, Roshni Nadar Malhotra has been leading as the CEO and Executive Director of the HCL Corporation and the Vice-Chairperson on the Board of HCL Technologies. In 2019, she was hailed as the wealthiest woman in India with an estimated net worth of Rs. 36,800 crore as well as Forbes’ 54th most powerful woman in the world.
Roshni grew up in Delhi and did her early schooling from the Vasant Valley School. Then, she moved to the US and graduated from Northwestern University in Illinois, majoring in Radio, TV, Film Communication. After that, she got a _____(2 words missing) in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, specializing in Social Enterprise Management and Strategy.
After returning, Roshni worked as a producer in some companies and then joined HCL. In a year, she rose to the position of CEO and Executive Director at HCL Corp. and has since been providing “strategic guidance” to the organization. Four years later, Roshni came onto the board of HCL Tech (which is a _____(1 word missing) of HCL Corp.) as the Additional Director. She had also been involved in various brand-building projects across the HCL Group.
Along with leading several business, Roshni has also been working toward wildlife _____(1 word missing). About two years ago, she had established The Habitats Trust, a foundation that is working toward protecting India’s natural habitats and its indigenous species, with the ultimate goal of creating and conserving sustainable ecosystems through strategic partnerships and collaborations.
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