Harish Mehta

Mr. Harish Mehta is a founder of Onward Technologies Ltd. A listed company, with over 2000 resources, is engaged in Engineering design solutions and IT solutions with a global footprint : Onward has offices in USA, UK, Germany. Its Engineering excellence centers and Development centers are located at Mumbai, Chennai and Pune.

Mr. Mehta is a Managing Committee member of India Angel Network(IAN), Co-Promoter of India's first Angel fund Infinity Ventures and former Director of Gujarat Venture Fund. He was the first President of TiE - Mumbai (1999). TiE, a non-profit global network established to foster entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurs. He was a trustee of TiE Global (2001-2004).

Mr.Mehta is the founder member of NASSCOM (National Association of Software & Service Companies) and former Chairman and member of the Executive council.

Mr. Mehta was a Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of Onward Novell Software (I) Ltd. (1993-2005), a 50:50 partnership between Onward and Novell Inc.

He has 30 years of cumulative experience in the Indian Computer Industry and was one of the Chief Architects for realizing the Hinditron - Digital Joint Venture in India.

He is also the Managing Trustee of Trust to Promote Advanced Technologies in India. (TPATI).

He is a Governing council member of College of Engineering, Pune.

Mr. Mehta is an Electrical Engineer from College of Engineering, Pune and has done his Masters in Computer Science (EE) from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA. He has been conferred with CEO of the year award by N M Institute of Management and TATA HRD Network in 1994, Distinguished Alumnus award by College of Engineering, Pune in 1995 and Lifetime Achievement award for HR excellence by Deccan Herald in 2004.