R. Chandrashekhar takes over as NASSCOM President

As per a latest update, former Telecom Secretary R. Chandrashekhar has taken charge of President of Nasscom. He succeeded Som Mittal who served as the President of Nasscom from 2007 to 2013.

Online PR News – 08-January-2014 – New Delhi – As per a latest update, former Telecom Secretary R. Chandrashekhar has taken charge of President of Nasscom. He succeeded Som Mittal who served as the President of Nasscom from 2007 to 2013.

R. Chandrashekhar was the Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary of the Department of Telecom, till March last year. He held a variety of key assignments with many of them relating to the ICT sector, both at the Centre and State level. Prior to this, he had established the first Department of Information Technology in the country in the state of Andhra Pradesh and was Secretary of the Department from June 1997 to December 1999.

R. Chandrashekhar expressed, "I feel privileged and look forward to leading Nasscom in its next journey of achieving the vision and aspiration of US$300 billion revenues by 2020. The opportunities are very vast at this particular juncture and exciting times lie ahead for the industry. Going forward, enabling radical transformation of the key sectors in India through the use of ICT to increase access, enhance efficiency and enable innovation in the sector are going to be some of our priority focus areas."

He also said the Indian IT-BPM industry, which is primarily export-driven, is at an inflexion point as business models shift from traditional labour-based onsite-offshore model to cloud-based and off-premise solutions.

Besides the National Telecom Policy 2012, he played a key role in the first National IT Policy and National Policy on Electronics during his dual role of IT and Telecom Secretary at the Centre.

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