Our President

Poonam Dhawan

Dalhousie Hilltop School

Bringing years of marketing and business management experience in world-class companies,
Mrs. Poonam Dhawan is the new President of Hilltop School.

She was born in Amritsar and did her schooling in Presentation Convent, Delhi. She then went to the US and studied at one of the largest universities in the US, the University of Texas, where she earned multiple degrees in Management, Marketing and also Information Systems.

Having held senior executive positions in high tech companies, Mrs. Dhawan leverages diverse international experience and successful track record with Vice President positions with Global responsibility for several multinational companies including Sun Microsystems and IBM. With a keen focus on bringing innovative technologies to market, and being an avid entrepreneur, Mrs. Dhawan has co-founded several companies starting with 4-5 people and driving them successfully to multi-million dollar businesses.

Poonam Dhawan has served on numerous boards of NGO’s and community organizations. She is the former President of the Texas chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs and has chaired TiE’s Global Initiative for professional development of women. Her past contributions include Board positions in the India Community Center, Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation, and Saheli, an organization focused on women’s and children’s wellbeing.

She has been written and quoted in numerous national and regional publications such as Austin American Statesman, Business Journal, Financial Times, Economic Times, Tribune, National Herald and other publications.

She is excited about coming back to her roots in India and taking Mr. IM Dhawan, her father-in-law’s legacy forward with Hilltop School and is committed to building this school into a world class educational institution.

Founder Trustee

Dr. Sudhir Dhawan

Founder Trustee
Yashi Benevolent Trust

Dr. Dhawan was born in Calcutta and after finishing his schooling from St. Xaviers School, he got a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India.

He then went to USA where he earned his PhD in Computer Engineering from The University of New Mexico, after which he joined one of the leading computer companies of the world, IBM. He held the position of Distinguished Engineer one of the most senior engineers at IBM. Dr. Dhawan has won multiple Corporate Awards and Outstanding Technical Achievement awards including Top Contributor Award for his work on computers. He was given the title of Master Inventor with more than a dozen patents, articles and papers. He is currently serving as the Chief Strategist of Technology for Lenovo, one of the world’s largest computer companies.

Dr. Dhawan has been visiting Dalhousie since his childhood and has played an integral part in helping his father with the school from the time it started in 1979. After four decades of being in the US, he is now returning to take over the school as Founder Trustee to help impart his extensive knowledge and experience to the students of DHTS.
He is going to focus his time on enhancing the infrastructure and academics of the school to take it to new heights and is committed to building a world class institution that we will all be proud of.

Our Principal

Mrs. Jasvinder Sethi

Dalhousie Hilltop School

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