IT industry's apex trade body Nasscom on Tuesday announced the appointment of Anant Maheshwari, president of Microsoft India as its chairperson for 2023-24. Maheshwari takes on the new role from his previous role as vice chairperson. He has succeeded Krishnan Ramanujam, president, business and technology at Tata Consultancy Services.
Nasscom also announced the appointment of Rajesh Nambiar, chairman and managing director, Cognizant India as its Vice Chairperson for the same time frame.
"Building on the core capabilities in tech services, India is now demonstrating broader technology leadership for the world, both in trusted innovation capabilities and also as a leading example of digital public platforms with billion population scale implementation," said Maheshwari.
"I look forward to working with all its stakeholders to continue to establish India as the trusted tech partner for the world," he added.
In addition, Nasscom also announced its new Executive Council for 2023-2025 that will play a strategic role in enabling the tech sector to lead on the global stage through focused initiatives and programmes. The list includes one-third representation by women leaders.
The newly-appointed leadership along with President Debjani Ghosh will spearhead the industry to carry out its wide array of objectives to achieve the tech industry's vision of $500 billion by 2030, the company said in a statement.
"As we are leapfrogging to the next era of digital evolution with emerging technologies and their disruptive potential, I'm delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with Anant and Rajesh to continue establishing India as a global hotspot for tech innovation and talent," said Ghosh.
The Indian technology industry is set to grow by 8.4% in FY2023-end to become a $245 billion sector, Nasscom said in a report published last month. The sector had revenues of $226 billion in FY2022, it said in its Strategic Review 2023 presented on the sidelines of Nasscom Technology Leadership Forum. Ghosh further said that the sector added 2.90 lakh new jobs to take the overall number to 54 lakh employees in the sector.