Information technology industry body Nasscom on Monday appointed Krishnakumar Natarajan as the Chairman for 2013-14. Krishnakumar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of MindTree and has been a member of Nasscom’s executive council. He will take on the new role with immediate effect. He succeeds N. Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD of TCS, who served as Chairman of Nasscom for 2012-13.
The executive council also announced appointment of R Chandrasekaran, Group Chief Executive, Technology and Operations at Cognizant, as the Vice-Chairman of Nasscom for this financial year. Som Mittal will remain as the President of Nasscom, it said in a statement. “Having chaired the emerging and SME initiative of Nasscom in the past few years, I firmly believe that emerging companies and start-ups are key growth engines for the future of this industry,” Krishnakumar said.