Nasscom appoints Raman Roy as chairman

Raman RoyThe National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has appointed Raman Roy, chairman and managing director of Quatrro as the IT industry body's chairman for 2017-2018.

Roy, who has been a member of Nassom's Executive Council and was the vice-chairman for 2016-17, will take on the new role from April 6, 2017. He takes over the mantle from CP Gurnani, managing director and CEO of Tech Mahindra.

Nassom also appointed Rishad Premji, chief strategy officer and member of the board of Wipro Limited as its vice chairman for 2017-18.

''Nasscom is playing a critical role in evangelising the digital opportunity for the sector and I would like to support the industry in facilitating the skilling and re-skilling effort of the industry through disruptive models. Building India's innovation edge is another key priority and we will plan to scale our start-ups and centre of excellence initiatives to the next level. I look forward to the continued involvement from our members to accelerate momentum on all initiatives,'' Raman Roy said.

''Roy is an industry veteran and has been the catalyst of its exponential growth in the last few decades. We are sure to gain huge insights from his wealth of experience on global and domestic markets,'' R Chandrashekhar, President, Nasscom said.

Nasscom's Past chairman C P Gurnani said: ''Last year has been an eventful journey for the industry, and I am proud to see it standing tall in the face of global headwinds. For me, it was a great experience, to get this opportunity, and help chart the course for the industry in the new world order. I wish Raman and Rishad the very best in their task ahead and am sure they will be true torch bearers for the sector.''