IT industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) today announced that Harsh Manglik will take over as the chairman of its executive council for the year 2010-11, effective from on Tuesday.
Manglik, who replaces Pramod Bhasin, will take on the role as the country's IT sector recovers from the impact of the global economic slowdown.
Manglik is currently serving as the chairman and geography managing director for Accenture PLC in India. Previously he has also been a member of Nasscom's executive council, Nasscom said in a statement.
Nasscom has also appointed NIIT Technologies CMD Rajendra Pawar as the Vice Chairman of its Executive Council.
"I am extremely honoured to be elected the Chairman of NASSCOM at a time when the industry is designing a new trajectory for its next level of growth over the next 10 years. The majority of this new growth will come from new areas such as public services/e-Governance, R&D, engineering, healthcare and by creating new opportunities/markets driven by innovation and IT-based growth engines with strong contributions from start-ups and SMEs," Manglik said.
"To set the stage for this growth, NASSCOM will continue to drive greater engagement with the government and its members to address the industry issues of inclusion, education, infrastructure security and corporate governance," he added.