New Delhi, April 9 , 2015: CAD CAM industry pioneer BVR Mohan Reddy is to be the Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2015-16. . He succeeds Mr. R Chandrasekaran, Executive Vice Chairman of Cognizant India. CP Gurnani, CEO and MD of Tech Mahindra is the new Vice Chairman of NASSCOM.
Says Mohan Reddy: “It is truly a great honor to be the Chairman of NASSCOM. We are in the middle of exciting times with the IT industry gaining maturity, several technology disruptions, and the Government’s intent to deploy more IT for betterment of society and economy. We have many opportunities and challenges ahead of us. The work done by NASSCOM membership in innovation and transformation can be well used to build a digitally empowered nation. I look forward to continued involvement from our membership to accelerate momentum on all initiatives at NASSCOM.”
B.V.R. Mohan Reddy is a visionary who has placed India on the global map for leading-edge engineering research and development (ER&D) services. Having established Cyient (formerly Infotech Enterprises) in 1991, Mohan pioneered computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) solutions serving international clients. This is the first time that an engineering services industry veteran has been selected for the position of NASSCOMChairman —a move seen by many industry watchers as very timely with the Government of India going ahead full throttle on its “Make in India” campaign. Mohan, among other accolades, has been a frontrunner in reinforcing the “Engineered in India” brand, and providing design engineering services to global companies, including Boeing, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier, Philips, Siemens and Westinghouse.
Mohan Reddy has been a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council since 2003. In his previous role as Vice Chairman, NASSCOM, he was credited with establishing the Member Connect program and laying the foundation of NASSCOM’s engineering services council (ER&D Forum) through a range of initiatives, including instituting industry research on ER&D services.
"CP" played a pivotal role in the three-year transformational journey of Mahindra Satyam and spearheaded the company’s eventual merger with Tech Mahindra.