Ishita Roy takes charge as Infopark CEO

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Kochi: Ishita Roy, a 1991 batch IAS Officer has taken charge as the Chief Executive Officer of Infopark with effect from November 26, 2010. Ishita is also the Director of the Kerala State IT Mission since October 2010 and holds the additional charge of Secretary, Environment Department, Government of Kerala.

Siddhartha Bhattacharya, who was the CEO of Infopark from April 2008 has been relieved from today. He had earlier declined a two year extension offered to him. The Kerala IT Department had advertised for a CEO for Infopark in September 2010 and as per the information available with Kerala IT News, the Department had received more than 100 applications.

The Infopark CEO reports to the Principal Secretary (IT), Government of Kerala and the Board of Governors of Infoparks, Kerala. Ishita will be responsible for the administration, management and implementation of various schemes at Infopark Kochi and Koratty and also the upcoming Infoparks at Cherthala and Ambalapuzha.

The Infoparks at Kochi and Koratty, near Trissur hosts about 90 IT / ITeS companies with about 11,500 professionals. The work on Infopark Phase II is expected to start in January, 2011 with a new IT building at a cost of Rs.80 crores. The Board of Directors of Infopark which met on November 23, 2010 approved the architectural design of the new building which will be the first part of the second phase.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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