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|Born||1952/1953 (age 60–61)
|Residence||Fisher Island, Florida|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
|Occupation||Chairman of Syntel|
|Net worth||$2.0 billion (2013)|
|Spouse(s)||Neerja Sethi, 2 children|
Bharat Desai is a Kenyan-born Indian American entrepreneur and founder of Syntel. He is currently[when?] Chairman of Syntel, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Desai co-founded Syntel in 1980 with his future wife Neerja Sethi. On April 16, 2009, it had a market capitalization of $943 million. Desai was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He was also the recipient of the Michigan Entrepreneur Award from the Harvard Business School and recognized as Entrepreneur Of the Year by USA Today and NASDAQ.
Desai is a board member of several educational institutions, including the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Desai received an MBA in finance from Stephen M. Ross School of Business and a Bachelor of Technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bombay, Mumbai, India.
- "Profile: Bharat Desai & family". Forbes. March 2013. Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
- "The 400 Richest Americans: #321 Bharat Desai & family". Forbes. September 17, 2008.