Current Affairs

Rishad Premji Appointed New Chairman of NASSCOM

Rishad Premji has been appointed the new Chairman of NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies for the year 2018-19.
Rishad Premji Appointed New Chairman of NASSCOM
  • He is the Chief Strategy Officer as well as a Board member of Wipro Ltd.
  • Rishad Premji has succeeded Raman Roy who served as the Chairman for the year 2017-18.
  • Premji has been a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM as well as the Vice Chairman for the year 2017-18.
  • Keshav Murugesh has been appointed as the Vice Chairman for 2018-19. 
  • Chairman Premji along with Vice Chairman Murugesh and President Ghosh, will lead NASSCOM to carry out its diverse array of priorities to achieve the 2025 vision for the industry. 
  • Key focus areas for the new leadership team will be the global free movement of talent, to embrace new, emerging markets and to help the industry foray into newer geographies and domains.

What is NASSCOM?

NASSCOM stands for National Association of Software and Services Companies which is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. NASSCOM is a non-profit organization which was established on 1st March, 1988. It is the apex body for the 154 billion dollar IT BPM industry in India. IT BPM industry has made a phenomenal contribution to India's GDP, exports, employment, infrastructure and global visibility and NASSCOM is focussed to develop the IT BPM sector. NASSCOM was registered under the Indian Societies Act, 1860. It facilitates business and trade in software and services and encourages the advancement of research in software technology. NASSCOM is headquartered in New Delhi, India, with regional offices in the cities- Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Trivandrum.

List of previous Chairman of NASSCOM

  • Rishad Premji (2018-19)
  • Raman Roy (2017-18)
  • C P Gurnani (2016-17)
  • B V R Mohan Reddy (2015-16)

Expected Questions

Who among the following has been appointed as the chairman of NASSCOM?
a. Rishad Premji
b. Sahil Ahuja
c. Kumar Prem
d. Naresh Soni
e. Pratap Raj

What does NASSCOM stand for?
a. National Association of Security Services Companies 
b. National Association of Software and Security Companies 
c. National Attribution of Software and Services Companies 
d. National Association of Software and Services Companies 
e. None of the above
Rishad Premji Appointed New Chairman of NASSCOM Rishad Premji Appointed New Chairman of NASSCOM Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on April 12, 2018 Rating: 5

No comments: