Rajesh Nambiar appointed as the new chairperson of NASSCOM

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Cognizant India Chairman and Managing Director Rajesh Nambiar has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Indian IT and technology trade body NASSCOM.

An Overview of the News

  • Rajesh Nambiar will replace former Microsoft India chairperson Anant Maheshwari in this role.

  • Before becoming the chairperson, Nambiar served as the Vice Chairperson of NASSCOM.

  • Nambiar will collaborate with Debjani Ghosh, President, of NASSCOM, and work closely with the NASSCOM Executive Council, industry stakeholders, and the government.

  • Their collective objective is to strengthen India's position as a global technology hub, even amidst the challenges posed by the current volatile macroeconomic environment.

NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies):

  • It is the apex body for India's technology industry.

  • Established in 1988 as a non-profit organization.

  • Membership exceeds more than 3000 companies, including Indian and multinational companies.

  • Membership spans the entire industry spectrum.

  • NASSCOM's mission includes policy advocacy and strategic guidance for the development and progress of the technology sector.

Founder - Nandan Nilekani, Devang Mehta

Headquarters - Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India and New Delhi

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