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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.

We are also exclusive re-sellers of MasterCAM products in India & provide CAM services such as NC code generation.

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, being it providing quality service to customers or employee cohesiveness.

Board of Directors

Board of Director

Harish S. Mehta

Executive Chairman

Harish Mehta is the founder of Onward. Under Harish, Onward grew from a small team of 5 people in 1991 to over 2000 people in 2015. He is one of the early movers in the Engineering Services and IT services space.

Harish was the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Onward Novell Software (I) Ltd. (1993-2005), a 50:50 JV between Onward Group and Novell, Inc.

Harish was the first President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) – Mumbai. Harish was the founder member and Chairman of NASSCOM in 1990-92. He was honoured by the Prime Minister of India – Mr.Narendra Modi, for 25 years of exemplary contributions to NASSCOM. He was also honored with a life Time Achievement Award for HR Excellence by Deccan Herald in 2004.

Harish is an Electrical Engineer from College of Engineering, Pune and a Masters in Computer Science (EE) from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA.

Jigar H. Mehta

Managing Director

Jigar joined Onward in 2001. Under his leadership the company has expanded globally, establishing 10 engineering and development centers across India, Europe and USA.

He has been pivotal in positioning Onward as a global partner for Engineering and IT services. He led both the Engineering & IT Consulting Divisions of the organization before becoming the Managing Director in 2016.

Mr. Jigar Mehta has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing and Management Information System from Boston University, MA, USA

Board of Director
Board of Director

Pranay Vakil

Pranay Vakil is 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 Indian multinationals.

Nandkumar Pradhan

Nandkumar Pradhan is former Managing Director of Red Hat India. He was one of the founding members of Onward group and was instrumental in setting up the global development centre for Onward Novell. From 1992 to 2003 he was the Executive Director of Onward-Novell India.

Nandkumar actively works with industry associations such as Nasscom & CII on policy issues. He is a charter member of TiE.

He has done his engineering from College of Engineering, Pune and MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj, Mumbai.

Board of Director
Board of Director

Prachi Mehta

Mrs Prachi Mehta is currently a Venture Capitalist at Indian Angel Network. She has a rich and varied experience of over 15 years. She brings in expertise in finance and administration matters to the Company.

Prachi has a Masters in Advertising and Marketing from the Leeds Business School, U.K. along with a Diploma in the functionality in Internet Technologies.

Rahul Rathi

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 and 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

Parish 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.

Parish is a Production Engineer & holds an MBA with a finance concentration from Bentley College, Waltham, MA (USA).