Rekha Menon becomes the first woman named president of Nasscom

BENGALURU : The top body of the IT industry Nasscom on Thursday appointed Rekha M. Menon, President and CEO of Accenture in India, as President for 2021-22. With this, she becomes the first woman to take over as president of Nasscom in its 30-year history.

Menon, former vice president, succeeds UB Pravin Rao, chief operating officer of 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 Vice President for 2021-22.

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

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

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

The new executive board will play a strategic role in enabling the technology sector in India to take the lead on the global map through focused initiatives and programs. The list of the Executive Council has 40% representation of women leaders.

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