Bharat Desai

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Bharat Desai
Born 1953 (age 63–64)
Residence Fisher Island, Florida, US
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Michigan
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Occupation Chairman of Syntel
Net worth $2.5 billion (2013)[1]
Spouse(s) Neerja Sethi
Children 2

Bharat Desai (born 1953) is the co-founder and chairman of Syntel.

Early life[edit]

Bharat Desai was born in Kenya[2] in 1953.[3] In his childhood, he lived in Mombasa and Ahmedabad.[2] Desai received a bachelor of technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay[2] and an MBA in finance from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.[4]


Desai co-founded Syntel, with his wife Neerja Sethi, of which he is the chairman.[1]

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.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Neerja Sethi, and they have 2 children.


  1. ^ a b "Bharat Desai". Forbes. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bharat Desai & Neerja Sethi". 
  3. ^ Arnold P. Kaminsky; Roger D. Long Ph.D. (23 September 2011). India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic. ABC-CLIO. p. 344. ISBN 978-0-313-37463-0. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Board of Directors". Syntel. Retrieved 27 August 2015.