Bangalore, September 4, 2014: S.R. Vijay Shankar is to be the new Chairman of the South Chapter of MAIT, the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D services sectors.
Vijay is Head of Government Affairs, Karnataka & Corporate Affairs Group Marketing for Intel Technology, South Asia. He will utilise his leadership skills to spearhead the drive to a larger audience for all important issues and challenges in the south and enhance engagement with the state government for best results.
Says Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT: “I feel delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Vijay Shankar as the Chairman of South Chapter as we navigate through the evolving and expanding landscape for our initiatives in the south region. Mr. Vijay Shankar will lead MAIT for all important collaborations with the state government for IT manufacturing zones, development of IT manufacturing hubs in other cities with an aim to improve IT penetration and digitalisation in the region”.
Adds Vijay Shankar: “I am honoured that MAIT chose me to lead MAIT’s initiatives in the south region when local manufacturing has attained more importance than ever. I am also thrilled that I will have the ability to drive MAIT’s agenda to fulfill its mission of developing a globally competitive Indian IT Industry, promote Digital India and strengthen the role of IT in national economic development.”