N Chandrasekaran, TCS CEO takes over as NASSCOM Chairman


Kochi: N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has taken charge as the Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPO industries in India, for 2012-2013. He succeeds Rajendra Pawar, who served as Chairman of Nasscom for 2011-12. Chandrasekaran has been a member of Nasscom’s Executive Council. Krishnakumar Natarajan, CEO of MindTree has also taken charge as the Vice Chairman of the Executive Council effective April 30, 2012.

Speaking on the occasion, N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Nasscom said, “Nasscom has played a key role to propel the Indian IT-BPO industry onto the global stage and it’s an honour to be elected as its Chairman. In FY12, the Indian IT-BPO sector crossed the $100 billion mark in aggregate revenues and showed great ability to adapt to the ongoing dynamic environment. Globally, there are significant  growth opportunities available for all Indian IT companies and by  choosing appropriate strategies, investing in capabilities and executing well, our industry can continue to expand its mindshare and market share across developed and emerging markets. Nasscom is a great institution and I look forward to working together to help take the Indian IT industry to the next level of evolution.”

Krishnakumar Natarajan, Vice-Chairman, Nasscom said, “Having worked with the emerging and small company initiative of Nasscom for the past few years, I am excited to take over the role of Nasscom Vice-Chairman. One of the key priorities for Nasscom is to build the future companies of the industry and I look forward to work with Nasscom to take this initiative to greater heights”.

Rajendra Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Technologies & Former Chairman, Nasscom said, “It was an honour and privilege to lead the industry as Chairman of Nasscom. The IT-BPO industry is an engine of growth and innovation; shaping key global trends around macroeconomics, demographics, social, environmental, technology and business. The way forward is exciting and Nasscom will continue to play a key leadership role in this journey and I wish Nasscom all the best in achieving this”.

Chairman N Chandrasekaran along with Vice-Chairman Krishnakumar Natarajan and President, Som Mittal will lead Nasscom to carry out its diverse array of priorities consisting of industry’s value proposition. Nasscom’s membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues in India and employs over 2.24 million professionals.

Kerala IT News


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