TiE My Story Session: Harish Mehta of Onward Technologies Ltd
Mr. Harish Mehta is Founder & Executive Chairman of Onward Technologies Ltd (OTL).
Onward Technologies Limited is an independent engineering design solutions and services company offering mechanical engineering solutions to various industries across multiple domains, including automotive, off-highway, industrial, heavy engineering, rail, aerospace, consumer, and healthcare.
Harish Mehta has been recently appointed as an Expert Advisor to the Executive Committee of the Board of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for its Fund of funds Operations. NASSCOM, a leading IT organisation of Industry started from his office in 1986. He is the founder member and the first elected Chairman of NASSCOM, and now he is Convenor of Chairman’s Council. He was honoured by the Prime Minister of India – Mr.Narendra Modi, for 25 years of exemplary contribution to NASSCOM.
He is a Director of Indian Angel Network (IAN) & Member of Investment committee of IAN Fund (350Cr), the world's largest and most active angel investors group.
Mr. Mehta is a former Director of Gujarat Venture Funds Limited and a founding member of Infinity Venture Fund - 2002, India’s first corporate VC fund.
Mr. Mehta introduced The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a Silicon Valley based Organisation, to Mumbai, and he was the First President of TiE – Mumbai (1999). He also served on the TiE Global Board from 2001-2002.
He was director at The College of Engineering, Pune. (2010-2015)
He was honoured with a Life Time Achievement Award for HR Excellence by Deccan Herald in 2004. He was awarded ‘CEO of the Year’ in 1994, during an international seminar organized by NMIMS, Tata HRD Network and World HRD Congress. He was honoured with a Life Time Achievement Award by IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry June 1, 2018.
He is also an active volunteer of Onward Foundation, Dewang Mehta Foundation Trust, and the Trust to Promote Advanced Technologies in India (TPATI).
Mr Mehta started in the industry as an Electrical Engineer from College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) and holds a Masters in Computer Science (EE) from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, NY USA (1970).
Facilitator: Dr. Ganesh Natarajan:
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Founder of 5F World, a platform dedicated to investment and mentoring of start-ups, skills platforms and social enterprises. He is also Chairman of Skills Alpha, Pune City Connect and Social Venture Partners India and a Co-Founder and Chairman of Global Talent Track.
He has recently co-founded two Indo-US JVs, Kalzoom Advisors and Center fir AI and Advanced Analytics. He is a distinguished alumnus award winner of IIT Bombay and NITIE.
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