Rekha Menon becomes the first woman appointed president of Nasscom

BENGALURU : The apex body of IT industry Nasscom on Thursday appointed Rekha M. Menon, chairman and senior managing director at Accenture in India, as its chairman for 2021-22. With this, she becomes the first woman to take on the role of Nasscom’s director in its 30-year history.

Menon, formerly the vice president, succeeds UB Pravin Rao, chief executive, Infosys Ltd, who served as president of Nasscom for 2020-21.

Nasscom has also announced the appointment of Krishnan Ramanujam, head of Business and Technology Services, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd as their vice president for 2021-22.

“The ongoing pandemic of kovid-19 continues to test the resilience of our more than 4 million people, even as it has created new opportunities for growth with technology emerging as the lifeline for societies and economies around the world. As we cautiously navigate the pandemic , I look forward to working with Nasscom’s executive council and its members to encourage the long-term growth of our industry, ”Menon said.

In line with the evolving industrial dynamics, the newly appointed leadership along with President Debjani Ghosh, will lead the industry in its digital transformation journey, with the imperatives to make India a major hub for digital talent, catalyzing innovation and developing a favorable policy. ecosystem, Nasscom said.

In addition to this, Nasscom has also announced its new executive board, which consists of industry sectors such as engineering research and development (ER&D), business process management (BPM), IT services, global capacity centers (GCC), small and medium enterprises. (SMEs). and start-ups.

The new executive council will play a strategic role in enabling the Indian ie sectoral sector to take the lead on the global map through focused initiatives and programs. The list of executive council has 40% representation of women leaders.

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