R Chandrashekhar – the Next President of NASSCOM, India
The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) announced former telecom secretary R. Chandrashekhar to be the next president. He took over as president of a this well-recognized body representing the $108 billion Indian IT-BPM industry on Sunday. He succeeds Som Mittal, who has been the part of NASSCOM from 2007-13. The announcement was made during an Executive Council meeting held at Pune on Sunday. R. Chandrashekhar said, “I feel privileged and look forward to lead the platform in its next journey of achieving vision and mission of $300 billion revenues by 2020. The opportunities are countless at this particular juncture and the future looks very positive for the Indian IT-BPM industry.” He also added that our industry is evolving dramatically in terms of scale, innovation and complexity. Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan, Chairman NASSCOM said commenting on the announcement, “We are privileged to have Mr. Chandrashekhar and look forward for his share to build a world class innovative industry. His capability and experience in building feasible ecosystems will help us cope up with the latest market trends and drive the transformational agenda.” Mr. Chandrashekhar has extensive experience of planning and implementing policies and action plans to promote the growth of the IT industry. He was the chairman, telecom commission and secretary of the department of telecom till March last year. He also held many key assignments, both at the Center ann State level. As far his accomplishments are concerned, he had established the first department of Information Technology in India in Andhra Pradesh and worked as its secretary from June, 1997 to December, 1999. A Msc graduate in Chemistry from IIT-Bombay, Chandrashekhar also received a M S degree in Computer Science from the well-known Pennsylvania State University, US. Mr. Som Mittal, said “It has been pleasure working with NASSCOM over the past 6 years and it was an outstanding phase of my life that has witnessed superb growth in the industry in a challenging environment. We all are excited to have Mr. Chandrashekhar as his deep knowledge and leadership will help us accelerate out platform in emerging areas.” Hope, NASSCOM will achieve its transformational agenda soon in the leadership of Mr. Chandrashekhar and our country will reach a sky high position in tech.