Founder Donor

Sunil Wadhwani

Sunil Wadhwani is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sunil is an active angel investor. He has invested in over 30 early-stage technology companies and has served on the Boards of several of these ventures. These companies are in a variety of sectors like healthcare, life sciences, software, IT services, social media, and financial services.

Besides, Sunil is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Mastech Corporation, a provider of high-value information technology services and solutions. Mastech is a publicly traded company with over 1,500 employees.

In 2014 Sunil established WISH Foundation to strengthen the primary healthcare delivery system for underserved populations in developing countries. In India, WISH has developed a unique innovation-led model for transforming the primary healthcare system. WISH is managing over 650 health centers in the far-flung areas across five northern states using this model while providing strategic advisory services to the respective state governments in scaling the model. In 2018 Sunil and his brother Romesh Wadhwani launched the non-profit Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (, intending to use AI to accelerate social development in the world’s most vulnerable communities in India and other emerging economies. The Institute develops and deploys AI-based solutions in domains such as education, public health, financial inclusion, agriculture, and urban planning. In the past, Sunil has served as a Director of Carnegie-Mellon University, George Washington University, The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank (Pittsburgh Branch), United Way Worldwide, UPMC Health System, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Sunil is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and has a Master’s degree from Carnegie-Mellon University.