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Ajai Chowdhry

Founder & Chairman at EPIC Foundation

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Dr. Ajai Chowdhry is a visionary pioneer who cofounded HCL in 1976 with five others, with a dream of using the microprocessor & changing the world. He spearheaded HCL’s expansion into Singapore in 1980, & created a successful business spanning ASEAN, China, & Hong Kong. Today, HCL is valued at an impressive US $50 billion. Ajai has played a leading role in the establishment of the electronics industry in India, serving on government committees since 1999. He has been nominated by MEITY as a Member to the Advisory Board of India Semiconductor Mission. He has also been appointed as a member of the Consultation Group on Science & Technology and Innovation Sector & as a Member of the Committee on the Semiconductor Sector by NITI Aayog. In recognition of his efforts to build the IT & Electronics industry in India, in 2011 he was conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan, by the Hon’ble President of India. He is the recipient of many other awards, including the Electronics Man of the Year 2010, CNBC TV18’s India Innovator of the Year Award 2010, & Cybermedia Business ICT Award 2013 for Lifetime Achievement in ICT.

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