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20th Apr 2010
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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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