Co-Founder Neerja Sethi of IT Consulting Syntel

Jun/17/2022 / by Swarnendu Biswas
Neerja Sethi
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Neerja Sethi is the Co-founder of IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel. She co-founded the company with her husband Bharat Desai in 1980 from their apartment in Troy, Michigan. There is news on Neerja Sethi that she and her husband started their business with a very modest initial investment of 2000 USD.

If one were to ask what is the profession of Neerja Sethi, it would be appropriate to say that she is a businesswoman and entrepreneur.

The biography of Neerja Sethi needs to be mentioned that in October 2018, French IT firm Atos SE bought Syntel for 3.4 billion USD. Following the acquisition, Neerja did not join Atos. Neerja got an estimated 510 million USD for her stake, as a result of this acquisition.

While talking about Neerja Sethi one can come to know that in 2021 she was among the five Indian-American women who were featured in the Forbes list of ‘America’s Richest Self-Made Women.’ In 2015, she was ranked 14 on the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.

FAQs about Neerja Sethi

To whom is she married to?

She is married to Bharat Desai, a billionaire businessman from the US.

Where is she born?

She was born in India and did her higher education from Delhi and Oakland University. The age of her is 67 years.

What is the her net worth?

Her net worth is 1.1 billion USD.

When did she start her career?

She began her career as an entrepreneur when she co-founded Syntel.


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