Harish has recently penned the national bestseller ‘The Maverick Effect’. Currently in its fourth reprint, the book is being translated into multiple Indian languages & is available internationally. He has been selected for the CAII x SKOCH Foundation’s ‘CEO’s Choice Author of the Year Award’ and his book has been shortlisted by Gaja Capital as one of the ‘Top 5 Business Books of 2022’.
For his contributions, Harish has been awarded with ‘25 years of Exemplary Contribution to Indian IT’, by PM Narendra Modi, a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, by IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and ‘CEO of the Year’, by NMIMS, Tata HRD Network, and World HRD Congress.
About Harish Mehta:
Harish founded Onward Technologies, a business that specialized in digital transformation, back in 1991.
However, it was not till 1993, when the American giant – Novell was scouting for an Indian partner, did Onward transcend to new heights. Harish negotiated a 50-50 JV, – a historic first for any Indian IT enterprise – giving birth to Onward Novell. He subsequently established the first significant software-based R&D center in India, for Novell.
Today Onward Technologies is run by Harish’s son and is a global engineering and analytics services organization headquartered in Mumbai and has 2800+ employees across 14 offices in 6 countries. Onward services the largest 2000 global companies in North America & Europe and is working with 6 of the global Top-10 automotive companies, as well as 5 of global Top-8 heavy machinery companies. Harish is currently Executive Chairman of the board.