Enterpreneur: Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Enterpreneur: Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Age: 56
Leader, Telecommunications and Computer Networks Group, IIT, Madras

A firm believer that India needs Indian solutions, this professor at IIT, Madras goes beyond just teaching. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is an entrepreneur who has founded seven companies centering around new technology or innovations in existing technology. His TeNet group has incubated many telecom and banking products for rural markets, like a low-cost ATM and a remote medical diagnostic kit.