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Mr. Harish Mehta

Founder Chairman, NASSCOM

Executive Chairman

Onward Technologies Limited

Mr. Harish Mehta has founded, led, grown, and mentored Onward across two generations as MD & Chairman. Having co-founded NASSCOM, he is credited for being the driving force behind galvanizing the Indian IT industry. Mr. Mehta is the award-winning author of 2022’s National Bestseller, The Maverick Effect. He is also credited with having introduced The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) to India.
He has been honoured with multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards, by Deccan Herald (2004), IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2018) and DataQuest ICT Business Awards (2023) for his contributions to the Indian IT industry. In recognition of his role in propagating the development of the IT industry for the past 25 years, he has also been honoured by India’s Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. On an academic note, Mr. Harish Mehta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, New York (USA).