Rishad Premji, Wipro Director And Harvard Alumnus Appointed Chairman Of NASSCOM

Rishad Premji, Wipro’s board member and Chief Strategy Officer has been appointed as the Chairman of the NASSCOM for 2018-19 year.

Mr. Rishad Premji, succeeds Raman Roy, Chairman and Managing Director Quatrro Global Services, who served as  chairman of Nasscom for 2017-18.

On this occasion, Nasscom tweeted and announced,

“Pleased to have Mr. Rishad Premji- Chief Strategy Officer, @Wipro on board as the Chairman of NASSCOM. We wish him all the best & support for the journey and his efforts to take NASSCOM and the technology industry to greater heights,”

Also, Keshav R Murugesh, CEO of WNS Global, was appointed as vice chairman.

Rishad has been a member of Nasscom’s Executive Council and was the vice chairman for 2017-18. Chairman Rishad Premji, along with vice chairman Keshav Murugesh and president Debjani Ghosh, will lead NASSCOM to carry out its diverse array of priorities to achieve the 2025 vision for the industry, Nasscom said in a statement on Tuesday.

Welcoming this move, Mr. Rishad, son of Wipro chairman Azim Premji, said,

“I am honoured to have the vote of confidence of the NASSCom leadership team as we stand on the cusp of a digital transformation. I look forward to working closely with Nasscom’s multiple and versatile teams, and continuing our endeavours to foster growth in changing times.”

“We live in interesting times for technology that present a huge opportunity for growth,” Mr Premji added.

Sharing her thoughts, Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, said, “Rishad is an experienced leader whose accomplishments speak for themselves. With his unique exposure and new age energy, he is uniquely qualified to help lead the industry in a time of change and opportunity. I am confident that this development will benefit not only our organization but the industry as a whole.”

Chairman Premji along with Vice Chairman Murugesh and President Ghosh, will lead NASSCOM.

Source: NDTV, ET

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