Interview - Atul Salhotra

Atul Salhotra was born in 1958 in Shimla, India. Atul grew up Hindu and continues to practice the religion to this day. Throughout his time in higher education, he studied engineering at the Institute of Technology in New Delhi, the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, as well as at MIT. He has taught at several universities and also worked with Woodward Clyde before deciding to start his own company, the Risk Assessment and Management (RAM) Group. Through an arranged marriage, he met his wife and raised two children together. As his children pursue various endeavors in their lives, Atul has learned to appreciate a more expansive definition of success. He also stays active in his temple, Arya Samaj of Greater Houston, and helps organize Diwali celebrations that welcome non-Indians and raise money for charity.

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