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Ambuj Goyal

Independent Director

Ambuj Goyal has joined as an Independent Director at Persistent Systems in June 2022.


Ambuj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from IIT Kanpur and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin. He is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and has received multiple industry awards.


He is currently an advisor to multiple start-ups and private equity firms. Earlier, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Magine, a Stockholm based start-up. He started his career with IBM Research and served in several leadership positions across various divisions for two decades, including leading Computer Science Research with over 1500 scientists, creating a multibillion-dollar software and services portfolio as General Manager for Information Management and Analytics, and transforming products worth $20 billion as General Manager for Development, IBM Systems & Microelectronics.


He has extensive experience with highly innovative systems and software businesses, which require deep understanding of technology and critical business drivers in multiple markets and industries. He has led and motivated worldwide research and large business teams across the globe and managed P&L for businesses generating revenue over $10 billion.


Ambuj is married to Barbara and they have two daughters.

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