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Rishad Premji has been appointed chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), for 2018-19
Rishad Premji, chief strategy officer and board member of Wipro Ltd, has been appointed chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), for 2018-19, the industry body for the Indian IT sector said in a statement.
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As the Chief Strategy Officer, Premji leads Wipro's mergers and Acquisitions unit and conceptualised Wipro Ventures, a $100 million fund to invest in start-ups.
He also spearheaded the integration of Citi Technology Services following Wipro’s acquisition of the Citibank captive business.
"With his unique exposure and new age energy, he is uniquely qualified to help lead the industry in a time of change and opportunity. I am confident that this development will benefit not only our organization but the industry as a whole,” NASSCOM President Debjani Ghosh said.
Premji succeeds Chairman and Managing Director of Quatrro Global Services, Raman Roy, who served for the year 2017-18.
Keshav Murugesh, CEO of WNS Global Services, was appointed the vice chairman of NASSCOM for the year.