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Corporate Profile

Onward Technologies is a leading global player in Mechanical Engineering Design and IT Consulting, listed at both Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE: 517536) and National Stock Exchange (NSE: ONWARDTEC). Onward helps global organizations address their engineering needs and challenges through a wide range of engineering design solutions and services that include Product design, Engineering analysis, Manufacturing engineering solutions, and Engineering change management. We offer our services to a wide spectrum of industries, including Automotive, Off-Highway, Aerospace, Industrial Equipment, Consumer and Healthcare sectors. We have developed expertise across these domains and no matter which platform our customer adopts, Onward can gear up with the requisite cross functional skills.

Over the years, we have mastered the best practices and have fine-tuned our global delivery model for the engineering services space. Our engagement model with our customers ensures complete transparency and client IP (intellectual property) protection. A competent team with strong domain and project execution skills coupled with a customer focused strategy has earned us global marquee clients and helped them transform their businesses to reach greater heights. Onward's long standing success has been achieved through its unique blend of competitive advantage, innovative solutions, sustainable growth and ownership with proven performance.

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision

To achieve sustained leadership position in providing superior engineering services to global manufacturing companies cutting their time-to-market, with substantial cost savings.

Mission

Onward delights the customers by relentlessly driving technological advancements and innovation that become essential to stay ahead of the competition at affordable Cost.

Values

Onward has 4 core values, Trust, Confidentiality, Accountability, Integrity that are embedded in its DNA, providing quality service to its customers or employees.

Board of Directors

Board of Director

Harish S. Mehta

Executive Chairman

Mr. Harish Mehta is the Founder & Executive Chairman of Onward Technologies Ltd (OTL). He was previously the Managing Director of Onward Technologies from 1991 to 2016.

He was also the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Onward Novell Software (I) Ltd. (1993-2005) and a 50:50 JV between Onward Group and Novell, Inc. (second largest personal software company globally then). He was one of the Chief Architects for the Hinditron - Digital Joint Venture in India in 1987.

A director of Indian Angel Network (IAN), the world's largest and most active angel investors group, Mr. Mehta is also a former Director of Gujarat Venture Funds Limited and a founding member of Infinity Venture Fund - 2002, India’s first corporate VC fund. Mr. Mehta co-founded The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Mumbai and was First President of TiE – Mumbai (1999). He also served on the TiE Global Board from 2001-2002. He has also been a director at The College of Engineering, Pune, COEP (2010-2015) and now serves as an advisor to the Board.

Mr Mehta is the founder member and first elected Chairman of NASSCOM, which started from his office in 1986. He is an active member of NASSCOM’s Chairman Council and Executive Council. He was honoured by the Prime Minister of India – Mr.Narendra Modi, for 25 years of exemplary contribution to NASSCOM. He was also honoured with a Life Time Achievement Award for HR Excellence by Deccan Herald in 2004. He was awarded ‘CEO of the Year’ in 1994, during an international seminar organized by NMIMS, Tata HRD Network and World HRD Congress.

He is also an active volunteer of Onward Foundation, Dewang Mehta Foundation Trust and NASSCOM Foundation & is a passionate promoter of Indian language computing.

Mr Mehta started in the industry as an Electrical Engineer from College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) and holds a Masters in Computer Science (EE) from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, NY (USA).

Jigar H. Mehta

Managing Director

Mr. Jigar Mehta was appointed Managing Director of Onward Technologies Ltd (OTL) since May 2016. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Onward Technologies & its wholly owned subsidiaries - Onward eServices Ltd (OeSL), Onward Technologies Inc & Onward Technologies GmBh.

A second generation entrepreneur, he joined OTL in 2001 post his graduation in Business Administration from Boston University, MA (USA). From 2001 to 2016, he grew through the ranks in various departments across the company with his last position being Chief Operating Officer (COO) from June 2011 to May 2016. In his new role, his primary focus is to expand OTL in its 3 primary markets of North America, Europe & India.

Board of Director
Board of Director

Pranay Vakil

Mr. Pranay Vakil is the former Chairman and founder of Knight Frank India (JV of Knight Frank, UK, a leading international property consulting firm). He has over 25 years experience in the real estate business. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Lawyer by qualification. He actively works with industry associations like FICCI, IMC and CII and is on the boards of several Indian multinationals. He also serves on the Board of Godrej Properties, Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corporation.

Nandkumar Pradhan

Mr. Nandkumar Pradhan has 30 years of rich experience in the technology Industry where he held leadership positions in leading companies like Onward-Novell, Patni Computers, Red Hat Inc & Microsoft in India. In his last role, he was the President & Managing Director of Red Hat in India from 2006 to 2011.

He has completed a course in Electrical Engineering from COEP, Pune and a post graduate from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai. He has also completed Executive Development program from Babson College, MA (USA).

Board of Director
Board of Director

Prachi Mehta

Mrs. Prachi Mehta has 15+ years of professional experience. She is a Director of Onward Network Pvt Ltd (ONTL), an active Trustee of Onward Foundation which is a charity trust founded by the Mehta family as well as the founder of The Next Level, an organization that promotes competitive sports at school and state level.

She has a Masters in Advertising and Marketing from the Leeds Business School (UK) along with a Diploma in Functionality in Internet Technologies.

Rahul Rathi

Mr. Rahul Rathi is currently the Chairman and Fund Manager at CapMetrics Investment Advisors (Purnartha) Private Limited. Purnartha is a SEBI registered advisory firm with 1500+ clients. Purnartha advises clients based on a proprietary framework that Rahul has built using thirty plus years of data. Rahul is an active contributor in society and is a trustee of Pune Blind Mens Association as well as Laxminarayan Devasthan Trust.

He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and a Polymer Engineering degree from the University of Pune.

Board of Director
Board of Director

Parish Meghani

Mr. Parish Meghani is actively involved in three areas; an auto-ancillary manufacturing business, a real estate business and equity investments. He has prior experience of running an IT firm that specialized in data security products.

He has done his Production Engineering from Mumbai & holds an MBA with a Finance concentration from Bentley College, MA (USA).