New Nasscom leadership

Jaipur, April 08, 2013: Krishnakumar Natarajan, MD & CEO of Mindtree is the new Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). He succeeds Mr. N. Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD of TCS, who served as Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2012-13. The Executive Council also announced the appointment of Mr. R Chandrasekaran, Group Chief Executive, Technology & Operations at Cognizant, as the Vice Chairman of NASSCOM for 2013-14.

Says Krishnakumar: “NASSCOM has played a key role in propelling the Indian IT-BPM industry to reach its $100bn milestone in 2012-13. I am very happy to be part of this achievement. I feel privileged and look forward to lead NASSCOM in its next journey of taking the industry to achieve the vision and aspiration of USD 300 bn revenues by 2020. Having chaired the emerging and SME initiative of NASSCOM in the past few years, I firmly believe that emerging companies and start-ups are key growth engines for the future of this industry. With our collective vision, we aim to help this budding segment, along with the rest of the industry to make it a trustworthy, respected, innovative, and society-friendly industry in the world. NASSCOM is a trusted institution and I look forward to working with its membership and other colleagues in the Executive Council to help realize our vision and aspirations.”

Adds . R Chandrasekaran: “NASSCOM has been instrumental in catalyzing a leadership position for the Indian IT-BPM industry and has been the industry’s voice for over two decades now. It is a moment of great honor and pride for me to be appointed as the Vice Chairman of NASSCOM. I look forward to working with NASSCOM in taking its outlined vision to greater heights and helping the Indian IT-BPM industry sustain its growth trajectory.”

Krishnakumar Natarajan (KK) is the CEO and MD of Mindtree Ltd. KK has over 30 years of IT industry expertise and is a respected authority in the global IT sector. KK co-founded Mindtree and has played key roles, including setting up the US operations, driving expansion in Europe, Asia Pacific and transforming Mindtree’s IT services business. Today, KK’s mission as CEO is to lead the company to be an expertise-led organization.

R Chandrasekaran is the Group Chief Executive, Technology & Operations at Cognizant, which is a part of the NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500 indices, and the Fortune 500 list. Chandrasekaran has over 25 years of experience in the global information technology industry.

Photos: left Natarajan. Right Chandrasekharan