Organization Name: Hinditron Group
Designation: Managing Director
Nature of Business: Service Provider
Saurabh Sonawala has more than 25 years’ experience inIT and technology industries and 18 years’ experience managing Hinditron’s IT and other technology businesses.Saurabh has a B. Tech from I.I.T., Madras and an M.S. from the University of Washington. In the past he has worked with Tektronix Inc and Digital Equipment Corp (now HP).
In 1994 he joined the management team of Hinditron, one of India’s oldest technology companies,as Director and has been directly managing the Information Technology Division of Hinditron since then. He has also been managing Hinditron’s other activities since 2005.
He is also a partner at Lotus Capital (www.lotuscapital.in), a boutique investment & advisory services firm that focuses on cross-border opportunities between the US and India for mid-market firms. It’s services include M&A, Capital raise and India Entry services.
He has considerable experience in working in partnership with US and European companies and Indo-US trade. He is currently a founder director of the U.S. India Importers’ Council and a member of the Western India Council of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. Earlier, he has been Treasurer of the Computer Society of India and President of the Rotary Club of Bombay Pier.
Founded in 1966, Hinditron is one of India’s oldest technology companies. They work with best in class global technology companies to provide products, services and total solutions in the fields of supercomputing, scientific computing, simulation systems, instrumentation, analytical and laboratory equipment, telecommunication, revenue control solutions etc. As a Joint Venture partner of DEC (now HP) and Tektronix, Hinditron was the first Indian technology company to have an IPO in 1988. Since then, Hinditron has successfully scaled and exited several technology businesses through IPO or acquisitions by leading global companies. Hinditron continues to specialize in niche technology areas requiring a high degree of technical expertise.
Lotus Capital is a boutique investment & advisory services firm that serves cross-border opportunities between US and India. The services offered by Lotus Capital include business advisory services for US companies wanting to do business in India and vice versa. Theseservices include the areas ofCapital raise, M&A advisory & India entry services–which cover market study, partner& vendor selection, regulatory approvals and post-entry support.