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Mumbai, April 20, 2010 - Information Technology industry body, the National Association of Software and Services Companies, NASSCOM today announced Mr. Harsh Manglik as the new Chairman of its Executive Council for the year 2010-2011.

Mr Harsh Manglik who succeeds Mr. Pramod Bhasin,

Chairman for the year 2009-10, will take on his new role with effect
from April 20, 2010. Previously Mr Harsh Manglik has been a member of
NASSCOM's Executive Council and is currently the Chairman and Geography
Managing Director for Accenture in India. NASSCOM also announced the
appointment of Mr. Rajendra S. Pawar as the Vice Chairman of the
Executive Council. Mr. Rajendra Pawar is the Chairman & Managing
Director of NIIT Technologies.

As Chairman of the Executive Council, Mr. Harsh Manglik will lead and
assist NASSCOM in catalysing the growth of the Indian software industry
and enabling the fulfilment of its future goals and aspirations.

"I am extremely honoured to be elected the Chairman of NASSCOM at a time
when the industry is designing a new trajectory for its next level of
growth over the next 10-years. The majority of this new growth will come
from new areas such as public services/e-Governance, R&D, engineering,
healthcare and by creating new opportunities/markets driven by
innovation and IT based growth engines with strong contributions from
start-ups and SMEs." said Mr. Harsh Manglik, Chairman, NASSCOM and
Chairman & Geography Managing Director, Accenture India.

He further added, "To set the stage for this growth, NASSCOM will continue to drive
greater engagement with the government and its members to address the
industry issues of inclusion, education, infrastructure security and
corporate governance."

"It was an honour to be associated with NASSCOM. This industry has
performed very well during very tough times demonstrating its
resilience, flexibility and value delivered to customers. The future
looks very promising now as we all globalize, build out new products and
new markets and use it as an opportunity to emphasise what we stand for.
I look forward to NASSCOM guiding the industry and taking the Indian
IT-BPO industry to greater heights. I congratulate Harsh and wish him
all the best for his new role as Chairman" said Mr. Pramod Bhasin,
former Chairman, NASSCOM

"We are honoured to welcome Harsh as the chairman, NASSCOM. Harsh brings
with him over 30-years of global business and consulting experience,
gained in several leading global organizations, spanning many domains
including aerospace, automotive, electronics, telecom and IT services.
His experience in global business will be a valuable asset to NASSCOM."
said Mr. Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM.

The new Chairman Mr. Manglik along with NASSCOM President, Mr. Som
Mittal and Vice-Chairman Mr. Rajendra Pawar will be responsible for
leading the association into carrying out its diverse array of
priorities including:

*       Build initiatives and programs that will enable the industry to
realize the Perspective 2020 vision of `Transforming Business,
Transforming India'.
*       Work closely with the government in India and overseas to create
a conducive policy framework for industry growth and globalised
*       Scale initiatives on talent development and security
*       Facilitate mutually beneficial alliances between domestic and
foreign industry players to create long lasting relationships based on
profitability, innovation and growth for all.
*       Work closely with foreign governments to minimize hurdles in
obtaining work permits and visas to ensure free movement of work force
to and from India


NASSCOM(r) is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the
IT-BPO industries in India. NASSCOM is a global trade body with more
than 1200 members, which include both Indian and multinational companies
that have a presence in India. NASSCOM's member and associate member
companies are broadly in the business of software development, software
services, software products, consulting services, BPO services,
e-commerce & web services, engineering services off-shoring and
animation and gaming. NASSCOM's membership base constitutes over 95% of
the industry revenues in India and employs over 2.24 million

About Harsh Manglik

Harsh Manglik is the Chairman and Geography Managing Director for
Accenture in India. An engineering graduate from Indian Institute of
Technology, Kanpur, he has earlier studied physics at St. Stephen's
College, University of Delhi. Harsh also holds an MBA degree from
Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in Mechanical
Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Harsh has more than
30-years of experience as a global business and consulting leader. He is
the recipient of the IIT Kanpur Distinguished Alumnus Award.

About Rajendra S. Pawar

Rajendra S. Pawar is the Chairman & Managing Director of NIIT
Technologies. He is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of
Technology, Delhi. Mr. Pawar co-promoted NIIT Limited, in 1981 and
currently serves as the Chairman and Managing Director. He is also
Chairman of a premier software company NIIT Technologies Limited. Global
Business Intelligence firm, Ernst & Young conferred on Mr. Pawar its
prestigious Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1999. He has also
been named the IT man of the Year by IT industry journal, Dataquest. Mr.
Pawar is on the Board of Governors of the India's premier engineering
institution, IIT Delhi, the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and
Scindia School, Gwalior.

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