Senior Advisor, India
Saurabh Sonawala has more than 25 years’ experience in IT and technology industries and 18 years’ experience managing Hinditron’s IT and other technology businesses.
Saurabh has a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), 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 the US.
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.
In addition, he has consulted with many technology and non-technology companies. He is also actively involved in promoting bilateral trade with the US as well as offering advisory services to American companies wanting to business in India.
He is also a senior advisor of Pacific Northwest Advisors’ global team.
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, as well as in infrastructure projects and business consulting.