Nasscom on Friday announced that the former telecom secretary R Chandrashekhar will be appointed as the president of the IT software services industry body after Som Mittal’s tenure ends in January 2014.
“We are privileged to have Chandrashekhar share our future aspirations and help us to build a truly world class innovative industry,” Nasscom chairman Krishnakumar Natarajan said in a statement.
The decision to have Chandrashekhar as the president was taken at executive council meeting of the association in Pune.
“I have had the pleasure of engaging with Nasscom in my diverse roles with the government. I am honoured to be leading Nasscom and I look forward to work with Som (Mittal), the executive council and other stakeholders,” Chandrashekhar said.
He will have the responsibility to take forward Nasscom’s ambitious target of grossing $300 billion (Rs 18 lakh crore) revenue for the IT sector by 2020.
He has been the chairman of telecom commission and secretary, department of telecommunication till March 2013.