Ramadorai Nasscom's new chairman

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NEW DELHI: Nasscom, the premier chamber of commerce of the IT software and services industry in India, has announced the appointment of S. Ramadorai, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd, as the chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2005-06.

He replaces Jerry Rao of Mphasis to the post. According to Kiran Karnik, president, Nasscom, Rao will continue to head the organization's security forum.

B. Ramalinga Raju, Chairman, Satyam Computer Services Ltd. has been appointed Vice Chairman, NASSCOM for the current year.

Speaking about his role, Ramadorai said, "I am deeply honored to be the Nasscom's Chairman during 2005-06. The organization has been the voice of Indian IT in the global marketplace and has helped raise awareness that Indian technology products and services are cutting edge, and globally competitive."

"While there are many challenges that lie ahead, I am also excited by the numerous exciting opportunities that are now available to India's IT industry. My endeavor will be to emphasize the vital role the industry plays, both within the country's fast-growing economy and externally, through investments in other markets, like the US, UK, and Europe. As Chairman, I look forward to further enhancing the reputation and growth of our IT industry, both in at home and across the globe," he added.

Ramalinga Raju, Vice Chairman, NASSCOM, said, "Over the last decade the Indian economy has transitioned from an agrarian economy to a predominantly services based economy. Indian IT industry has led the services revolution and helped India emerge as the services hub of the world. Our services portfolio is moving up the value chain, and it is important that trade barriers, both within the country and international market, are lowered for future growth. As Vice Chairman, NASSCOM, I will strive to continue the momentum that the Indian IT industry has maintained over the years."

Ramalinga Raju also heads NASSCOM's International Policy Group, formed to address global issues such as WTO/GATS, double taxation treaties and their impact on the Indian IT industry.