Rekha Menon becomes first woman to be named president of Nasscom

BENGALURU : Nasscom, the umbrella body of the IT industry, on Thursday appointed Rekha M. Menon, President and Senior Managing Director of Accenture India, as President for 2021-2022. With this, she becomes the first woman to assume the role of President of Nasscom in its 30-year history.

Menon, previously vice president, succeeds UB Pravin Rao, COO, Infosys Ltd, who served as president of Nasscom for 2020-2021.

Nasscom also announced the appointment of Krishnan Ramanujam, Head of Business and Technology Services, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd as Vice President for 2021-2022.

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

In line with changing industry dynamics, the newly appointed leadership, along with President Debjani Ghosh, will spearhead the industry in its digital transformation journey, with the imperatives of making India a hub. leading for digital talent, catalyze innovation and develop favorable policy. ecosystem, Nasscom said.

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

The new executive board will play a strategic role in enabling India’s tech sector to take leadership on the global map through targeted initiatives and programs. The list of Executive Board members is 40% represented by women leaders.

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