NEELAM DHAWAN | Tech Mahindra
Additional Non-Executive Director


Neelam Dhawan is an Additional Non-Executive Director on Tech Mahindra’s Board of Directors. She is an Economics graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University and has an MBA degree from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India.

Neelam is currently a Non-Executive Director at ICICI Bank Limited, Capita PLC, Fractal Analytics Pvt Ltd and Yatra Online Inc. She is also the Chairperson of Capillary Technologies, a young startup. She is on the Governing Board of IIIT, Delhi. She also advises and mentors various organizations on business transformation. She was on the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips, Netherlands (2012 to 2022) and the Head of IBM India Advisory Board from December 2018 till August 2020.

Neelam has vast experience in the information technology industry. Starting from 1982, she has held various positions including that of Managing Director, across HCL, IBM, Microsoft, and Hewlett Packard. Her last executive assignment was that of Vice President Asia Pacific and Japan, for Hewlett Packard Enterprise till March 2018.

Over several years, leading business journals such as Fortune, Forbes and Business Today have recognized her as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business. Her main area of expertise is managing complex technology businesses in highly matrixed organizations. She has experience of IT transformation across multiple industries: banking and finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, and government. 

Neelam has been a key participant in shaping the IT industry in India. Her career span covered the industry’s major milestones and had the opportunity to work alongside the key architects of the sector in India. She was on the NASSCOM Executive Council from 2009 to 2017 and made significant contributions to the industry strategy and public policy frameworks. She is passionate about encouraging diversity at work and women in technology. She has been working on various initiatives to encourage STEM education for girls.