Raman of T-VSE takes over as President, MAIT

By : |September 18, 2008 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: MAIT celebrated its Silver Jubilee coinciding with its Annual Session for 2007-08. The celebrations were in recognition of the glorious contribution by the industry body in developing a robust hardware manufacturing industry and a thriving IT market in the country.

The event also marked the appointment of SS Raman, President and CEO, TVS-E Servicetec as the new President and Ravi Swaminathan, President—Personal Systems Group, HP India as its VP for the term 2008-09.

Announcing the President and the VP for 2008-09, Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, MAIT said, “We are pleased to have SS Raman on board as the President of MAIT. An industry veteran, with in-depth exposure to various aspects of the manufacturing industry, he is immensely respected in the industry circles for his incisive vision and astute knowledge. We are also delighted to have Ravi Swaminathan as our VP. A stalwart from the PC industry, he has contributed immensely to the development of IT market in the country. With his vast experience, he will add immense value towards augmenting and furthering the IT industry eco-system in the country. Further, the new Executive Council at MAIT comprises some of the most eminent leaders from diverse IT verticals. We look forward to their engagement and contribution.”

Delineating MAIT’s roadmap for the future, Raman said, "It is an honor to be the President of MAIT at a juncture when the industry is about to reach its point of inflection. Creativity, innovation and collaboration would help put us on a faster growth trajectory. The domestic market is vastly unexplored and we need to come up with innovative solutions to deepen the IT penetration beyond the urban masses. The challenge today is of creating a robust IT infrastructure across the dimensions of the nation to enable easy information access for the common masses."

Commenting on being elected VP of MAIT, Ravi Swaminathan said, “I am grateful to the industry for reposing faith in me. For India to emerge globally competitive in the hardware arena, apart from creating a vibrant domestic market we need to create a stable policy regime. A robust and encouraging ecosystem covering all aspects of the downstream industry will enable us emerge as a strong IT manufacturing nation.”

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