Mr. Girish Jayawant Gaitonde
B.Tech, Electrical Engg. 1983

State University with specialization in VLSI and MBA in Finance & Management from University of Chicago Business School. He is the founder and CEO of Xoriant Corporation (formerly TekEdge Corporation), a California based global IT services company with operations in USA, Europe and India. He has also participated as a seed investor and board member in more than a dozen technology startups.

He holds a patent in specialty electronic sensors used in the chemical industry jointly with one other inventor. He has won an Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Silicon Valley chapter of the US Chamber of Commerce in two different years. He has been honoured with numerous awards as an outstanding entrepreneur in his career.

During all his business ventures, he did not forget his alma mater and has been a regular visitor to IIT Bombay often with interest in helping for the cause of the Insitute. This interaction has lead him to donate a substantial amount to the Dept. of Electrical Engg. to upgrade its academic space as well to set up three labs in the areas of systems, communications and power electronics. His generous donation helped to create a new building with an area of 25000 sq. feet, which houses the Electrical Engineering Dept. office and all the departmental class rooms.