Bharat Desai is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Syntel (NASDAQ: SYNT), a global provider of integrated Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions.
Bharat co-founded Syntel in 1980 and today, it is a “Partner of Choice” to some of the world’s best known brands. Syntel currently employs more than 9,200 people globally and has a market capitalization in excess of $1.6 billion.
Syntel has won a number of prestigious awards including:
- Fortune magazine’s – “Fastest Growing Small Public Companies” and Top “40 Small and Mid-cap Stocks”
- The Black Book of Outsourcing's "50 Best Managed Global Outsourcing Vendors" list
- Forbes Magazine’s – “200 Best Small Companies in America” for four years in a row
- Business 2.0’s – “100 Fastest Growing Tech Companies” for two years consecutively.
Bharat was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by The University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and won the “IIT Alumnus of the Year” award from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He was also the recipient of the “Michigan Entrepreneur Award” from Harvard Business School and recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by USA Today and NASDAQ.
Bharat is a Board Member of several educational institutions and non-profit organizations, including the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Stephen M. Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan.
Bharat holds an MBA in finance from Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India.