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Debjani Ghosh set to be first woman President of Nasscom

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) today named Debjani Ghosh as its President-Designate, who will succeed R Chandrashekhar after completion of his tenure in March next year.

Ghosh, former managing director of Intel South Asia, will be the first woman President of


In a statement, the apex software body announced "the appointment of Debjani Ghosh, former MD, Intel South Asia, as the President-Designate, succeeding R Chandrashekhar, President, upon the completion of his term in March 2018".

Ghosh has been a member of Nasscom's Executive Council and a trustee of Foundation.

"The industry is today at a very interesting inflection point and has a key role to play in catalysing the next phase of growth of the sector. Under Debjani's leadership, will further enhance its initiatives in innovation, disruptive technologies, skilling and new market access," Raman Roy, Chairman of said.

Ghosh's appointment is a reflection of the importance of diversity and inclusion for the industry, he added.

Commenting on her appointment, Ghosh said, "...I firmly believe that is much more strategically placed than any other forum to drive the IT agenda of the country".

The Indian IT and business process outsourcing industry has been one of the growth drivers for the economy and is today a USD 150 billion sector representing multiple sub- sectors.

But a number of issues which have cropped up lately, including stricter work visa regulations in key markets like the US and the UK, and an uncertain business environment, have deepened the worry lines in the industry.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 20:22 IST
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