Gurnani takes over as Nasscom chairman

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Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), the apex industry organisation of information technology companies, has announced the appointment of C.P. Gurnani as its chairman for 2016-2017.

Gurnani succeeds B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, who served as chairman for 2015-16.

Gurnani is member of Nasscom’s executive council and is the managing director and CEO of Tech Mahindra.

As chairman of the executive council, he will lead and assist Nasscom in catalysing the growth of the Indian technology and services industry and enabling the fulfillment of its future goals and aspirations.

The executive council also announced the appointment of Raman Roy, chairman and managing director of Quatrro Global Services, as the Nasscom vice chairman for 2016-17.

“I feel very humbled to be given this opportunity at a time when the industry is on the threshold of an exciting new journey. Innovative startups and disruptive technology have together created exciting times for the industry,” said Gurnani.

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“Being at the helm of Nasscom, I will continue to drive greater engagement with our stakeholders and members to address the prevalent industry issues of inclusion, education, infrastructure security and corporate governance,” he added.

“2015 was a defining year for the industry as we outlined our vision for the decade ahead and witnessed innovative entrepreneurs rise to achieve tremendous success, making India one of the key Startup hubs across the globe,” said Mohan Reddy.

“It has been a great opportunity leading Nasscom during the last one year and I am confident that Nasscom will grow from strength to strength,” he added.

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