Shiv Nadar is an Indian industrialist. He is the chairmanand chief strategy officer of HCL Technologies.As of 2011, his personal wealth is US$5.6 billion. ShivNadar founded HCL in the mid-1970s and transformedthe IT hardware company into an IT Enterprise over thenext three decades by constantly reinventing hiscompanys focus.In 2008, Nadar was awarded Padma Bhushan for hisefforts in IT industry.
AS of 2010 his Personal Wealth is $ 4.2 BillionShiv Nadar Founded HCL In the mid-1970sTransformed The IT Hardware company in to an ITenterprise ,Over the next three decadesNadar’s nickname is magnusShiv Nadar received a pre-University degree in TheAmerican College, MaduraiDegree in Electrical And Electronics Engineering from psgcollege of technologyHe began his career at Walchand Groups CooperEngineering in Pune in 1967Nadar is only Indian to establish computer systemindustry in India.
HCL was founded later in 1976 with aninvestment of Rs 187,000Uttar Pradesh Government as a 26% Equity PartnerCompany Focused on MicrocomputersIt Received unexpected boon when ibmleft the Country in 1977 due to Policies Adopted.
HCL Ventured into the international market with theopening of Far East Computers in Singapore to sellIT hardware in 1980It recorded RS 1 million Revenue in the First Year.HCL joined HP and created a Joint Venture - HCL HP Limited
Focus on Education & HealthcareIn 1996, Shiv Nadar founded SSN College Of Engineeringin Chennai, Tamil Nadu . in the name of his father –Sri Sivasubramaniya NadarShiv Nadar takes active role in the college activitiesHe gifted Rs. 1 million worth of HCL shares to the college
Shiv Nadar has donatedfive crore to theFamous TIRUPATI BALAJITEMPLE
Awards and accoladesIn 2008, Government ofIndia awarded ShivNadar withPadma Bhushan
In October 2006, Shiv Nadar receivedan honorary fellowship from All IndiaManagement Association-AIMA.In 2007, Madras University awardedhim honorary doctorate degree (D Sc)for his contributions in promotingsoftware technology.Nadar was also recognized as E&YEntrepreneur of the Year 2007(Services).