Nasscom appoints Accenture’s Rekha Menon as Chairperson
Rekha M Menon, Chairperson and Sr. Managing Director of Accenture India has been appointed as Chairperson of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) for 2021-22.
She is the first woman Chairperson of Nasscom in the association’s 30-year history. Rekha takes on the position from her previous role as Vice-Chairperson, succeeding UB Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, who served as chairman for 2020-21.
NASSCOM also announced the appointment of Krishnan Ramanujan, President and Head of Business & Technology Services, Tata Consultancy Services as their Vice Chairperson for 2021-22.
“The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to test the resilience of our more than 4 million people, even as it has created new opportunities for growth with technology emerging as the lifeline for societies and economies across the world,” Menon said in a statement.
“As we cautiously navigate the pandemic, I look forward to working with the NASSCOM Executive Council and its members to drive our industry’s long term growth by augmenting India’s position as the digital talent nation for the world, driving people-first innovation, and working with the government to create a conducive policy environment needed for sustainable growth,” she added.
NASSCOM also announced its new Executive Council which comprises industry sectors like ER&D, BPM, IT Services, GCC, SME and Startups. The new Executive council will play a strategic role in enabling India’s tech sector to take leadership on the global map through focused initiatives and programs.