Debjani Ghosh will be the first female president of Nasscom in 2018. Tech sector’s apex body appointed Debjani, former MD, Intel South Asia, as the President-Designate, succeeding R Chandrashekhar upon the completion of his term in March 2018. “We are delighted to welcome Debjani as the President-Designate. The industry is today at a very interesting inflection point and Nasscom has a key role to play in catalysing the next phase of growth of the sector. Under Debjani’s leadership, Nasscom will further enhance its initiatives in innovation, disruptive technologies, skilling and new market access,” said Raman Roy, Chairman, Nasscom.

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This appointment is a celebration of women in technology, their exceptional work and their resolve to make the otherwise male oriented tech sector, more diverse.

“These are exciting times for India in terms of the industrial and digital revolution that it is undergoing. I feel privileged and honoured to take up this opportunity”

Debjani started with Intel in 1996 and has held numerous leadership roles over her 21-year career with the company. She currently serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Yes Bank and is a member of Cisco’s India Advisory Board. She has served in many industry forums like NASSCOM (in other capacities like trustee), MAIT, FICCI to strengthen industry advocacy for Digital India and increase the urgency on action.

She is a strong believer that dreams do come true but only if you really believe in them and are willing to work as hard as it takes to make them come true. Nasscom was established in 1988 and it’s the first time they have appointed a female to lead the policy and industry forum focussed on tech in India.

Speaking on the appointment, Debjani Ghosh, said, “These are exciting times for India in terms of the industrial and digital revolution that it is undergoing. I feel privileged and honoured to take up this
opportunity to work with all stakeholders and strengthen the prowess of the Indian IT-BPM industry globally and in India. I firmly believe that Nasscom is much more strategically placed than any other forum to drive the IT agenda of the country.”

Debjani dreams of India emerging as the most innovative country in the world, and also a country where women achieve full representation

India has many women leading technology companies, a trend that has seen positive traction in the last few years. Nivruti Rai of Intel, Rekha Menon of Accenture, Vanitha Narayan of IBM, Aruna Jayanthi at Capgemini, Kavita Mohammad at Egon Zehnder and many others.

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