Gurgaon, Haryana, India, Nov 7th, 2017 – The Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi conferred the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award on Saurabh Mittal,
Chairman Incedo & Mission Holdings for exceptional achievement and contribution in the area of Corporate Business Development & Entrepreneurship.
Distinguished Alumni award is IIT Delhi’s most prestigious award. The award recognizes alumni who have achieved greatness in their chosen field and reached the pinnacle of success. With only 72 awardees in over 50 years of IIT Delhi’s history, prior awardees have included Vinod Khosla, billionaire venture capitalist; Raghuram Rajan, ex-Governor of RBI, Jayant Sinha, minister for Civil Aviation among others. Other awardees, this year, were Dr. Kiran Bedi, Ramon Magasay award winner the current Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Prof. Soumita Dutta, Dean of Cornell Business School and Cornell Tech and Mr. Sunil Sood, MD & CEO of Vodafone India.
A self-made billionaire entrepreneur, Saurabh is the Founder, Chairman of Mission Holdings, his wholly owned Singapore based global investment company. Mission Holdings invests in financial services, media, real-estate and technology firms, partnering with them to grow them into sector leaders and international powerhouses.
He is also the Chairman of Bay Area headquartered technology services firm Incedo, focused on Data & Analytics and Emerging Technologies. With strong expertise in Financial Services, Life Science & Communication Engineering verticals, the firm helps client’s transform businesses by bringing in strong technical capability, diverse skills and innovation ability.
For Saurabh, who is a dedicated philanthropist, another important goal has been to give children from humble beginnings a chance to become leaders of tomorrow. While he’s on the board of multiple non-profits, his greatest support has been for ‘Parivaar’ —an integrated school and home for thousands of children from destitute backgrounds in East India and for ‘Avasara’, an academy focused on developing young women leaders.
Saurabh completed his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering in 1995 from I.I.T Delhi and was the Best Graduating Student of his batch. Later, he went on to pursue MBA from Harvard Business School where he got elected as a Baker Scholar (graduated with high distinction).
Speaking on this occasion Saurabh said, “It’s a truly humbling moment to receive this honor from my Alma Mater. IIT Delhi works like an intense cauldron which produces true entrepreneurs and global leaders. The four years at IIT Delhi remain some of the most challenging and formative years for me”
Incedo is a technology solutions provider specializing in Data, Information Management, Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Emerging Technologies. Incedo has deep-rooted industry expertise in financial services, life sciences and communication engineering.
Headquartered in the Bay Area, Incedo has offices across North America and India. Its young, agile team consists of industry practitioners who understand the business needs of their clients.
Incedo works with four of the top ten life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, two of the top telecommunications companies in the world and some of the nation’s largest financial services firms.
About Mission Holdings
Mission Holdings and its subsidiaries invest and operate primarily in financial services, media, real estate and technology. MH makes long-term investments in public and private markets around the globe. Guided by the entrepreneurial leadership of Mittal and by a team of seasoned investment executives,
Mission Holdings seeks opportunities with strong management teams who aim to compound value over the long term. Mission Holdings cements its investment approach in research, discipline and a keen understanding of how to guide and grow companies into sector leaders and international powerhouses.
Mission Holdings is managed by its wholly owned Singapore regulated investment management company, Mission Holdings Management (MHM).
The company is headquartered in Singapore and has offices in New York and Bay Area, and an affiliate presence in Mumbai.