Nasscom Appoints CP Gurnani As Chairman

by CXOtoday News Desk    Apr 06, 2016


CP Gurnani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Mahindra, is the new Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) for 2016-17 with effect from Wednesday. He will take on the new role as Chairman of NASSCOM effective 6 April 2016.

Gurnani succeeds BVR Mohan Reddy, who served as Chairman of NASSCOM for 2015-16. He is part of NASSCOM’s Executive Council and is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra. As Chairman of the Executive Council, Mr. Gurnani will lead and assist NASSCOM in catalyzing the growth of the Indian technology and services industry and enabling the fulfillment of its future goals and aspirations. The Executive Council also announced the appointment of Raman Roy, Chairman and Managing Director of Quatrro Global Services as the Vice Chairman of NASSCOM for 2016-17.

Speaking on the occasion, CP Gurnani, Chairman, NASSCOM and MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra, I feel very humbled to be given this opportunity, at a time when the industry is on the threshold of an exciting new journey. Innovative startups and disruptive technology have together created exciting times for the industry.

He added, “Being at the helm of NASSCOM, I will continue to drive greater engagement with our stakeholders and members to address the prevalent industry issues of inclusion, education, infrastructure security and corporate governance.”

BVR Mohan Reddy, Former Chairman, NASSCOM stated that, “I feel very proud of the progress the industry has witnessed in the past one year. 2015 was a defining year for the industry as we outlined our vision for the decade ahead and witnessed innovative entrepreneurs rise to achieve tremendous success, making India one of the key Startup hubs across the globe. It has been a great opportunity leading NASSCOM during the last one year and I am confident that NASSCOM will grow from strength to strength.”

Chairman, CP Gurnani along with Vice-Chairman, Raman Roy and President, R Chandrashekhar will lead NASSCOM to carry out its diverse array of priorities to enable NASSCOM in achieving the 2020 vision for the industry:



Focused programs to build India as digital and innovation hub


Enhance global trade initiatives to counter protectionist sentiments and enhance market access in developed and emerging markets


Build programs to showcase how domestic technology adoption can accelerate India’s transformation


Expand and nurture the startup initiative through focused interventions and business connect


Strengthen industry council initiatives to enhance engagement across the ecosystem


Focus on Niche Opportunity Areas identified in Perspective 2025 – IOT, Cyber Security, Analytics, SaaS


Accelerate adoption of job roles and qualification packs for key skills, lead mutual recognition of skills in Asian countries