The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Wednesday said Raman Roy has been appointed as its chairman for 2017-2018.

Roy, Chairman and Managing Director of Quatrro, has been a member of Nasscom’s Executive Council and was the vice-chairman for 2016-17. He will take on the new role from April 6 (Thursday) taking over from CP Gurnani (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra).

Nasscom also announced the appointment of Rishad Premji, Chief Strategy Officer and Member of the Board, Wipro Limited, as the Vice Chairman of Nasscom for 2017-18.

“Raman is an industry veteran and has been the catalyst of its exponential growth in the last few decades. We are sure to gain huge insights from his wealth of experience on global and domestic markets,” R Chandrashekhar, President, Nasscom, said.

Welcoming the vice chairman, he added, “A new age leader like Rishad, with his vast exposure, will bring fresh ideas to the table, helping the industry tap new domains and opportunities globally.”

“Building India’s innovation edge is another key priority and we will plan to scale our start-ups and centre of excellence initiatives to the next level. I look forward to the continued involvement from our members to accelerate momentum on all initiatives,” Roy said.