Mr Harish Mehta has been the driving force behind galvanising the IT industry in India by co-founding NASSCOM, the IT industry association of India. A keen tech & entrepreneurship evangelist, he has always endeavoured to enable scientific & entrepreneurial spirit in Indian youth through various initiatives.
He is the Founder & Chairman of Onward Technologies Ltd. He was also the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Onward Novell Software (I) Ltd. (1993-2005), a 50:50 JV between Onward Group and Novell, Inc. (2nd largest personal software company globally then). He was one of the chief architects of the Hinditron–Digital (DEC) JV in India in 1987. He has recently been appointed as an Expert Advisor at Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for its Fund of Funds Operations. He is also a director of Indian Angel Network (IAN), the world's largest and most active angel investors group. He is also a former Director of Gujarat Venture Funds Limited and a founding member of Infinity Venture Fund, India’s first corporate VC fund. Mr Mehta Introduced the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a Silicon Valley-based Organisation, to Mumbai, and he was the First President of TiE – Mumbai (1999).