The National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) has appointed Debjani Ghosh, former MD, Intel South Asia, as its President-Designate. Ghosh will be succeeding R Chandrashekhar whose tenure will come to an end in March.

On being appointed as the President-Designate, Ghosh said: “These are exciting times for India in terms of the industrial and digital revolution that it is undergoing. I feel privileged and honored to take up this opportunity to work with all stakeholders and strengthen the prowess of the Indian IT-BPM industry globally and in India. I firmly believe that Nasscom is much more strategically placed than any other forum to drive the IT agenda of the country.”

Ghosh has held other posts at Nasscom in the past. She has been a member of company’s executive council and a trustee of Nasscom Foundation. To find the next President, the Nasscom President Succession Committee was set up by its chairman in March 2017, a Nasscom release said.

Chandrashekhar said: “The past few years have been exciting and challenging for India as well as the Indian IT-BPM industry. It has been an enriching experience for me personally, working with stakeholders across the globe and strengthening Nasscom and the industry’s position as organizations working towards bringing a positive change to the way the world operates. I am happy to pass on the baton to Debjani and I am sure, with her experience and leadership, Nasscom and the industry will scale greater heights of success. ” – The Hindu Business Line