Dr. Javad Hassan joins FITM as Advisory Board Chairman


Dr. Javad Hassan

New York: The FOKANA IT Mission has announced that Dr. Javad K Hassan, Chairman of the Kerala based NeST group has agreed to be the Chairman of the Fokana IT Mission Advisory Board. The FOKANA IT Mission (FITM) is the IT initiative of FOKANA, the Federation of Kerala Associations in North America.

Mr. Hassan started his career in IBM, in 1968 as an Engineer and went on to become the Corporate Head of Engineering & Technology at their world headquarters in NY as well as the Head of their Storage Business. An IEEE Fellow, he joined AMP Inc, the world’s largest electronic components company in 1988 as their Corporate Head of Technology. He diversified AMP into fibre-optics and wireless technologies and built that business to over 1.5 Billion Dollars. He retired from AMP as President of Global Inter Connect Systems business in 1998 and started his career as entrepreneur in his own right.

He started the NeST Group in 1991 and today it’s an International Corporate group employing more than 4000 people with operations in India, the Middle East, Japan, Europe and Americas. NeST, a player in IT and allied industries has a strong presence in Kerala with NeST Software and SFO Technologies. Nest Group has products and technologies in health care (Ultra sound systems, MRI equipment, PAC system etc) Green energy (Fuel Cells, wind turbines control systems, wireless and fibre Optics communication systems. Nest Group’s Head quarters is in Chantilly VA. He resides in Mclean VA.

Paul Karukappillil, President, FOKANA welcomed Dr. Hassan’s decision and said that he would be an asset to the organization. “He has been associated with Fokana for long and now it’s up to the Fokana IT Mission to exploit the full potential of Dr. Javad Hassan to their maximum benefit”, he added. According to Thomas Joseph Thandapral, the Founding Chairman of FITM, “The Fokana IT Mission is indeed lucky to have Dr. Javad Hassan come in as the Advisory Board Chairman. With his experience and leadership, FITM would be able to scale new heights. Personally, to get guidance from such an eminent personality will definitely have its catalytic effect.”

The FOKANA IT Mission is based on the philosophy, ‘Give something back to our motherland & give something back to our professional domain’. The FOKANA IT Mission is an initiative with a strong vision of bringing together the industry leaders from the three core domains in Information Technology which includes Core Technologists / Engineers, IT Managers & IT Entrepreneurs. FITM hopes to be a global platform for Information Technology Professionals from Kerala to come together, demonstrate, share and enhance their prowess in IT. This initiative envisions the enrichment of the socio-economic spectrum of Malayalees in Kerala & US.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News


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