Nasscom Names Cognizant Veteran Rajesh Nambiar As Chairperson


Rajesh Nambiar, chairman and managing director of Cognizant India, was declared by the organization representing the IT sector, Nasscom, as its new chair. Anant Maheshwari, the former president of Microsoft India, is being replaced in the position by Nambiar, who previously held the position of vice-chairperson. Nambiar will keep working with the Nasscom Executive Council, business, and the government to boost India's status as a global technology powerhouse while navigating the present unstable macro environment, alongside president Debjani Ghosh.

Focusing on integrated industry solutions for scale efficiencies, sustainability, and rapid innovation, the leadership will prioritize accelerating the adoption and widespread impact of emerging and deep technologies, improving India's talent capabilities aligned with evolving job roles, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment for all.

“As enterprises accelerate their journey towards digitalization, they will evolve into adaptive entities capable of absorbing volatility and building sustainable growth models with diversity and inclusion as a cornerstone,” said Nambiar. “I am honored and humbled to support the Nasscom Executive Council as its Chairperson and look forward to working with all its stakeholders to continue to strengthen India’s leadership as the most trusted tech partner for the world,” he added.

“I am excited to continue working with Rajesh in achieving a shared vision of India’s Techade. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to Anant for his valuable contributions to the council and the broader tech ecosystem,” said Ghosh"


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