Mr. Malhotra serves as Chairman of the Board, Headstrong. Prior to Headstrong, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TechSpan, which merged with Headstrong in November 2003. Late 1998, Mr. Malhotra founded TechSpan with funding from Goldman Sachs and Walden International.
Mr. Malhotra founded and built HCL from a six-person “garage operation” in 1975 to India’s largest Information Technology corporation with over 8,400 people. He took over the US Operations of the group in 1989 and grew it to nearly $100 million annual revenues. In 1992, he let the HCL-HP joint venture in India. In 1996, he set up and carried out the joint venture with Deluxe Corporation, and consolidated and grew the HCL Australasia operations in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Today, the HCL group is over $850 million worldwide.
Arjun did his B.Tech (Hons.) in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, where he was awarded the Dr. B.C. Roy Gold Medal. In 1985, he attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Arjun founded the Prof. G.S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications at IIT Kharagpur through personal endowment of Rs. 30 million, and was a Member of the Board of Governors for the School, the Technology Foundation of IIT Kharagpur, and the Mission Management Board in Communication Networking and Intelligent Automation – a technology development mission jointly undertaken by IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur. He was a Member of the Board of Governors for the Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, and was Vice President of the Doon School Old Boys’ Society.
Arjun is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, India (FIETE), and a Member of the Institute of Engineers, India (MIE). He is also one of the founding members of SPIC-MACAY – Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth. Today, it is India’s largest non-government, not for profit, social and cultural organization.