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Ashok Trivedi
Ashhok Trevedi at Horasis India Meeting, 5-6 July 2015.jpg
Alma materDelhi University, Ohio University
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investor
  • Philanthropist
Years active1976–present
Known forSWAT Capital, IGATE, Mastech Digital, and Ashoka University

Ashok Trivedi is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist best known as the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Mastech Inc. and IGATE. Born in Lucknow, India, Trivedi graduated from the University of Delhi, before moving to the United States of America where he earned his MBA from Ohio University.

Trivedi is currently a Managing Partner at SWAT Capital, and is focused on multiple philanthropic initiatives on behalf of his family foundation. Trivedi is a founder and trustee of Ashoka University which is located in the National Capital Region of India. Ashoka University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ashok Trivedi was born in Lucknow, India. He received his bachelor’s and master’s in physics from the  University of Delhi.[2] In 1973, Trivedi moved to the United States and earned a MBA from  Ohio University. Additionally, he has attended the Owner/President Management Program at the  Harvard Business School.[3]

Business career[edit]

Ashok Trivedi started his career at Unisys Corp in 1976, where he held various marketing and management positions.[2][4] He co-founded Mastech/IGATE, which became operational in 1988. Over the next decade, Trivedi focused on growing Mastech as a trusted IT partner to several global corporations.

By the 2000s, the company had expanded to 34 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia. The Indian sub-continent became the company's largest delivery hub. Under his leadership, IGATE recorded revenues of $1.2 billion[5] and grew to 34,000 employees.[6][7]

The company was featured among the five best companies to work at in India.[8] CareerBliss, based on employee happiness and employee satisfaction quotients, identified IGATE among the twenty-five best companies to work for in the United States of America.[9]

By July 2015, French-IT company, Capgemini completed a $4 billion acquisition of IGATE,[10] recorded as one of the largest deals in the Indian information technology sector.[11][12]

In 2016, Mastech repositioned itself as a digital technologies company, Mastech Digital, which continues to be listed on the NYSE as MHH.[13][14][15][16][17]

In addition to currently being part of Mastech Digital's board of directors, Trivedi also serves as a Managing Partner of SWAT Capital.[14]


Trivedi established the Trivedi Family Foundation in 2015, which has supported numerous causes related to education, Indo-American relations and cultural inclusivity.

Ashok Trivedi is a Co-Founder and Trustee of Ashoka University, a private research university with a focus on liberal arts, located in the National Capital Region of India.[18] It is recognized by the University Grants Commission in the sub-continent.

In 2015, the Trivedi Center for Political Data was set up at Ashoka University to help build datasets and authoritative knowledge on India’s political life, and to diffuse the same via an open-access platform. The Center has also partnered with Yale and the University of Michigan.[19][20]

The Trivedi Family Foundation also supports Project Art, a non-profit program in the United States, to teach after-school art classes to underprivileged youth in public libraries. Trivedi's daughter Shivani is an active proponent for the cause, and helped establish the Pittsburgh chapter of Project Art.

He had been part of the US-India Security Council, USISC, a non-profit organization in the United States that focuses on bolstering security relations between the two countries.

He is associated with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a global network of policy research centers.[21]

Trivedi also promotes cultural inclusivity. He funds Silk Screen, a non-profit media arts organization in Pittsburgh.[22] Trivedi also supported the American India Foundation and Pratham, a non-profit that works towards the provision of quality education for underprivileged children in India.


Ashok Trivedi was recognized as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.[citation needed] He has also received several awards for his entrepreneurial skills and efforts by Inc. Magazine, the Association of Indians in America, and the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin.[23][24] Additionally, in 2017, Ashok Trivedi received the Banyan Tree Award at a ceremony in Peoria, Illinois.[citation needed] In May 2017, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Sunil Wadhwani from the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association.[25]

He has also been recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award by his alma mater, Ohio University.[citation needed]

Ashok Trivedi is a notable speaker, and was featured at the TiE Global Summit in 2016. He is also a founding/chartered member of TiE Pittsburgh.[26][27] He has not been acknowledged as a global thought leader for his entrepreneurial success by the One Globe Forum.[28] Trivedi also gave the commencement address at Duquesne University.[citation needed]


Ashok Trivedi is a Managing Partner at SWAT Capital. He invests globally in the public and private markets including primary, secondary, direct and co-investment opportunities.[29]

Trivedi is also an active angel investor, having invested in 40+ early-stage companies across a diverse range of industries, including IT services, software, healthcare, life sciences, social media and financial services.[30][31]

He is part of the India Angel Network, one of Asia’s largest network of angel investors.[3]


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  21. ^ "Carnegie Endowment for International Peace". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  22. ^ "Our Sponsors". Silk Screen Film Festival. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
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  24. ^ "Trustees | Association of Indians in America". Association of Indians in America. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
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  30. ^ "Ashok Trivedi - Sarvint". Sarvint. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  31. ^ "Ashok Trivedi Floats $500 Mn Corpus - Establishes Family Office For Investing In Early-Stage Tech Startups - Inc42 Media". Inc42 Media. 2016-12-27. Retrieved 2018-05-17.