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CP Gurnani appointed as Chairman for NASSCOM for 2016 - 2017

Raman Roy appointed as NASSCOM Vice Chairman 2016-2017

Hyderabad, 06th April 2016: National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today announced the appointment of Mr. CP Gurnani as its Chairman for 2016-2017. Mr. Gurnani will take on the new role as Chairman of NASSCOM effective 6 April 2016. He succeeds Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, who served as Chairman of NASSCOM for 2015-16. Mr. Gurnani is part of NASSCOM’s Executive Council and is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra. As Chairman of the Executive Council, Mr. Gurnani will lead and assist NASSCOM in catalyzing 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 Mr. Raman Roy, Chairman and Managing Director of Quatrro Global Services as the Vice Chairman of NASSCOM for 2016-17.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. CP Gurnani, Chairman, NASSCOM and MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra, “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. 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.”

Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Former Chairman, NASSCOM stated that, “I feel very proud of the progress the industry has witnessed in the past one year. 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. 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.”

Chairman, Mr. CP Gurnani along with Vice-Chairman, Mr. Raman Roy and President, Mr. R Chandrashekhar will lead NASSCOM to carry out its diverse array of priorities to enable NASSCOM in achieving the 2020 vision for the industry:

1

Focused programs to build India as digital and innovation hub

2

Enhance global trade initiatives to counter protectionist sentiments and enhance market access in developed and emerging markets

3

Build programs to showcase how domestic technology adoption can accelerate India’s transformation

4

Expand and nurture the startup initiative through focused interventions and business connect

5

Strengthen industry council initiatives to enhance engagement across the ecosystem

6

Focus on Niche Opportunity Areas identified in Perspective 2025 – IOT, Cyber Security, Analytics, SaaS

7

Accelerate adoption of job roles and qualification packs for key skills, lead mutual recognition of skills in Asian countries

About Mr. CP Gurnani

CP Gurnani, (popularly known as CP) is the MD & CEO of Tech Mahindra. CP played a pivotal role in the three year transformational journey of Mahindra Satyam and has spearheaded the eventual merger with Tech Mahindra. An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP in many ways led Tech Mahindra’s transformation journey, where he contributed significantly to the company’s strategy and philosophy. His inimitable style of leadership combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra to emerge as one of the leading providers of IT Services and Telecom Solutions to the global telecom ecosystem. In a career spanning over 31 years, he has held several leading positions with HCL Hewlett Packard Limited, Perot Systems (India) Limited and HCL Corporation Ltd. CP received a chemical engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

About Mr. Raman Roy

Mr.Raman Roy is widely regarded as the Pioneer and “Guru” of the BPO industry in India.  He is fondly referred to as the “Father of the Indian BPO Industry”.  He has played a pivotal role over the last 30 years in promoting India based servicing. Raman is a pioneer four times over, having successfully pioneered and led the BPO initiatives of American Express, GE (now Genpact) and Spectramind (now Wipro BPO) before starting Quatrro in mid 2006. Raman is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant with a Doctorate in Management Accountancy.  In his career spanning 35+ years, he has handled roles in Finance, Consulting, Operations and General Management with equal ease.

About NASSCOM

NASSCOM® is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPM industries in India. NASSCOM is a global trade body with more than 1800 members, which include both Indian and multinational companies that have a presence in India. NASSCOM's member and associate member companies are broadly in the business of software development, software services, software products, consulting services, BPO services, e-commerce & web services, engineering services off-shoring and animation and gaming. NASSCOM’s membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues in India and employs over 3.1 million professionals.

For further information please contact:

Kavita Doshi

NASSCOM

+ 91 11 23010199

kavita@nasscom.in

Nitin Shukla | Amer Qasim

NASSCOM India Press Office - Genesis Burson-Marsteller

+91 9873985197 | +91 9873550181

Nitin.shukla@bm.com | amer.qasim@bm.com

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