Romesh Wadhwani

CSIS Trustee

Romesh Wadhwani is founder, chairman, and CEO of Symphony Technology Group, which combines his 30 years of experience in enterprise software with his passion for building great companies. Earlier, Dr. Wadhwani founded Aspect Development, Inc., where he was chairman and CEO until 1999 when the company was purchased by i2 Technologies. For nearly a decade, he grew Aspect Development into a leader in business-to-business e-commerce, culminating in the merger of Aspect with supply chain software company, i2 Technologies. This was one of the largest enterprise software mergers. Following the merger with i2, Dr. Wadhwani served as vice chairman of i2 and a member of the i2 Board of Directors. For the 10 years prior to founding Aspect, Dr. Wadhwani was founder, chairman, and CEO of Cimflex Teknowledge Corporation, a company specializing in products and systems for computer-integrated manufacturing. In the decade prior to that, he was founder, chairman, and CEO of a company specializing in information systems for energy management. In addition, he has been a director on the boards of several companies and organizations. Dr. Wadhwani received his B.S. degree from IIT Bombay and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.