WRITTEN BY: PARINITA GUPTA
(May 13, 2023) Sanjay Shah, the tech entrepreneur who, at the age of 21, came to the United States to pursue his MBA. The CEO and founder of Vistex, an enterprise software company that works with MNCs, Shah also established the Vistex Foundation in 2012, as part of the company’s CSR efforts.
The foundation offers financial support to non-profit organizations that concentrate on health, education, and fundamental necessities, and Vistex Endeavor, an initiative that motivates employees to participate in charitable activities. By collaborating with organizations that offer education and healthcare services to underprivileged communities, the foundation is devoted to addressing the root causes of poverty.
“Our vision is to create a world where issues beyond the control of children do not hinder their crucial formative years, providing them with more opportunities, good health, and happiness,” Sanjay says. The Vistex Foundation helps in primary education, medical care, and skill development in young adults, tackling homelessness, assisting new mothers and their children, nutritional programs for kids, and counselling for issues related to the mental health.
Shah, a fervent lifelong learner, contributed $5 million to Lehigh University College of Business to create the Vistex Institute for Executive Learning and Research. The institute offers short-term, high-impact courses for professionals, with a specific emphasis on content that enhances their interpersonal and corporate effectiveness.
Remembering his roots, in 2020, Shah’s Vistex Hospital started its operations in Bihar, providing primary and secondary medical care to the locals. “If I could go back and give my younger self advice, it would be to not follow any advice. There are many paths to success, and you should draw inspiration from those you admire, but not be caught up in replication of their triumphs,” the Global Indian remarks.