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Mindtree’s Krishnakumar Natarajan takes over as NASSCOM chairman

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April 09, 2013 | COMMENTS ( 0 )

Mindtree’s Krishnakumar Natarajan takes over as NASSCOM chairman

National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) on Monday announced the appointment of Krishnakumar Natarajan, MD & CEO, Mindtree Ltd, as the new chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2013-14. Krishnakumar has been a member of NASSCOM’s Executive Council and will now succeed N. Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD, TCS, who served as chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2012-13, the company said in a press release.

The Executive Council also announced the appointment of R Chandrasekaran, Group Chief Executive, Technology & Operations, Cognizant, as the vice chairman of NASSCOM for 2013-14.

Speaking on the occasion, Natarajan said, “I feel privileged and look forward to lead NASSCOM in its next journey of taking the industry to achieve the vision and aspiration of USD 300 bn revenues by 2020. Having chaired the emerging and SME initiative of NASSCOM in the past few years, I firmly believe that emerging companies and start-ups are key growth engines for the future of this industry. With our collective vision, we aim to help this budding segment, along with the rest of the industry to make it a trustworthy, respected, innovative, and society-friendly industry in the world.”

“NASSCOM has been instrumental in catalyzing a leadership position for the Indian IT-BPM industry and has been the industry’s voice for over two decades now. It is a moment of great honor and pride for me to be appointed as the vice chairman of NASSCOM. I look forward to working with NASSCOM in taking its outlined vision to greater heights and helping the Indian IT-BPM industry sustain its growth trajectory,” said Chandrasekaran.

As per the release Natarajan and Chandrasekaran along with NASSCOM President, Som Mittal will carry out the company’s diverse array of priorities to enable NASSCOM in achieving the 2020 vision for the industry. This includes expanding focus on industry segments based on size and potential and position India as an innovative solution provider and preferred destination and helping develop capabilities in next generation technologies and platforms in partnership with the industry. Also, it focuses on building new markets, customer segments and thrust on skill development and domain, and creating a collaborative program to evangelise, engage and support incubation to build entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.

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