Debjani Ghosh to succeed R. Chandrashekhar as NASSCOM president

The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has announced the appointment of Debjani Ghosh, former MD, Intel South Asia as the NASSCOM President-Designate, succeeding R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM upon the completion of his term in March 2018.

Raman Roy, Chairman, NASSCOM said, “We are delighted to welcome Debjani as the President-Designate. Under Debjani’s leadership, NASSCOM will further enhance its initiatives in innovation, disruptive technologies, skilling and new market access.”

“Debjani will be the first woman President of NASSCOM and her appointment is a true reflection of the importance of diversity and inclusion which is a key pillar for the industry,” added Roy.

Speaking on the appointment, Debjani Ghosh, President-Designate, NASSCOM said, “I feel privileged and honoured to take up this opportunity to work with all stakeholders and strengthen the prowess of the Indian IT-BPM industry globally and in India. I firmly believe that NASSCOM is much more strategically placed than any other forum to drive the IT agenda of the country.”

Sharing his thoughts, R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM said, “It has been an enriching experience for me personally, working with stakeholders across the globe and strengthening NASSCOM and the industry’s position as organizations working towards bringing a positive change to the way the world operates. I am happy to pass on the baton to Debjani and I am sure, with her experience and leadership, NASSCOM and the industry will scale greater heights of success. I wish her all the best.”

The Indian IT-BPM industry has been a growth driver for the country and is today at $150 billion and the new president have to chalk out strategy to see how India can achieve its aspiration to reach $350 billion by 2025.

The NASSCOM President along with the industry leadership will continue its mission of driving a holistic agenda which supports emerging technology areas, digital solutions, IP driven software products, internet economy, innovative startups, engineering R&D, global capability centers, omni-channel customer solutions, domestic technology and digital acceleration, reskilling and more.

Debjani has been a member of NASSCOM’s Executive Council and a trustee of NASSCOM Foundation.


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