Rekha Menon is the first woman to be appointed chair of Nasscom

BENGALURU : IT apex body Nasscom on Thursday appointed Rekha M. Menon, chairman and senior managing director at Accenture in India, as its chairman for 2021-22. With this, she becomes the first woman to assume the role of Nasscom chairman in its 30-year history.

Earlier vice chairman Menon succeeds UB Pravin Rao, chief operating officer, Infosys Ltd, who served as Nasscom’s chairman for 2020-21.

Nasscom also announced the appointment of Krishnan Ramanujam, head of Business and Technology services, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd as its vice chair for 2021-22.

“The ongoing covid-19 pandemic continues to test the resilience of our more than 4 million people, even as it has created new opportunities for growth with technology emerging as a lifeline to societies and economies across the world. the world. As we carefully navigate the pandemic, I look forward to working with Nasscom’s executive council and its members to drive the long-term growth of our industry, “said Menon.

In line with the evolving dynamics of the industry, the newly appointed leadership along with president Debjani Ghosh will lead the industry in its digital transformation journey, with the fundamentals of making India a leading hub for digital talent, catalyzing innovation , and developing a favorable policy. ecosystem, says Nasscom.

In addition, Nasscom also published its new operational advice covering industry sectors such as engineering research and development (ER&D), business process management (BPM), IT services, global capability centers (GCC), SMEs (SMEs). and start.

The new executive council will play a strategic role in enabling India’s technology sector to lead on the global map through focused initiatives and programs. The executive Council list has 40% representation from female leaders.

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