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Bharat Desai

Chairman and Co-founder of Syntel.

Bharat Desai is the Chairman and Co-founder of Syntel. Syntel is an IT consulting and outsourcing company with more than 21,000 employees globally. He stepped down as chief executive in 2009 but remains chairman. He was born in Kenya, raised in India and moved to the U.S. as a programmer for Tata Consultancy Services in 1976. Bharat has received several prestigious award including Forbes Magazine’s ‘Top 8 Self-made Stars’ in 2009 and Forbes Magazine’s 400 wealthiest Americans’ in 2009,2008 and 2007. A distinguished alumnus of IIT Bombay, Bharat is also the Chairman of the IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation in the US.