Events

SF Bay Area Gala 2019

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 FROM 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for the 2019 Pratham SF Bay Area Gala.

The SF Bay Area Gala is the premier event in the region for Indian-Americans and Indophiles. Attendees consist of business leaders, influencers, philanthropists.  This year’s event will feature:

GUEST OF HONOR
Vijay Goradia, Pratham USA Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Vijay Goradia established Pratham USA after a visit to Mumbai in 1999. He is the founder and chairman of Vinmar International Ltd., the Vinmar Group, Haverhill Chemicals and Lion Copolymer, which have received significant recognition including the E&Y Master Entrepreneur Award and the US Department of Commerce E Export Award.

Goradia sits on the boards of Greater Houston Partnership, The Houston Technology Center and American India Foundation. He is an adviser to the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston and currently serves on the International Trade Advisory Committee for the US Department of Commerce.

With his wife, Marie, he established the Vijay and Marie Goradia Foundation, which provides global support in the areas of education and healthcare.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Steve Milligan, Chief Executive Officer Western Digital

Steve Milligan is chief executive officer of Western Digital Corporation, prior to which he served as president and CEO of HGST, where he led the company through a financial and operational turnaround culminating in its acquisition by Western Digital. Milligan was previously Western Digital’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. He has also held financial management positions at Dell and PwC.

Milligan serves as board chairman of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and sits on the board of directors of Autodesk, Ross Stores, Inc. and The Ohio State Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ohio State University.


More details to come.


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