(Last Updated on : 24/04/2014)
Neelam Dhawan is settled in Gurgaon
and is in the IT Sector for the past 22 years. She is a veteran of the tech industry. She is the first lady of Indian IT. Dhawan is a mascot for all the women in the IT industry. Her accomplishment has been extraordinary.
Early life of Neelam Dhawan
Neelam Dhawan did a bachelor's degree in Economics from St.Stephen's College 1980 batch) New Delhi
. Thereafter she did her masters in Business Administration from Faculty of Management studies (1982 batch) Delhi University. She also did an MBA in marketing.
Career of Neelam Dhawan
Dhawan entered the sales and marketing team in HCL-and stayed there for 14 long years. Neelam started her career with the FMCG companies like Asian Paints and Hindustan Lever. She was unable to be a part of the marketing and sales as the organization didn't prefer a woman to head the particular domain. She then had become the Vice-President of Customer Solutions Group before joining Microsoft. She also worked for four years in IBM and six years in Compaq.
She has a good record of maintaining customer and partner relationships. She has worked in Companies like HCL, IBM and is currently the MD at Hewlett Packard. At Microsoft India, she was responsible for growing Microsoft's products and services and played a key role in driving the company's partnerships and strategic alliances.
She was the Managing Director of Microsoft India, a position she held from 2005 to 2008. During her tenure, she sharpened Microsoft's strategic focus and improved its operating efficiency as well as its financial performance and customer focus.
Currently she has the responsibility for revenues and profitability and ensuring the greatest leverage from HP's Services, Personal Systems and Imaging & Printing businesses.
Personal life of Neelam Dhawan
She is married to Atul Dhawan, a partner at Deloitte Haskins. She has two daughters, Naina and Nupur.
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