Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson of HCL Technologies. Courtesy HCL In mid-July, Roshni Nadar Malhotra took charge as chairperson of HCL Technologies from her billionaire father Shiv Nadar, who had just turned 75. Nadar Malhotra, 38 and the only child of HCL’s founder, has paid her dues before this long-planned succession. She’s been an executive with the Noida, India-based company for 12 years, of which the last two were as vice chairperson. While in that post, she backed HCL’s $1.8 billion purchase from IBM of a portfolio of its products. The acquisition, which closed last year, was the biggest by value in the company’s 29-year history. Reinforcing the family continuity, Shiv Nadar will remain active in the company as managing director and keep his long-held ...read more...