Vice President, Global Trade Development, NASSCOM
SPEAKER IN 2017 / GLOBAL SOURCING & MOBILITY
Heading the Global Trade Development Department at NASSCOM and responsible for global positioning of NASSCOM and industry and
work towards increasing the Indian Industry export revenue, currently valued at nearly USD 108 bn. Primary role is to Develop, Direct, Strategize and implement all NASSCOM international efforts regarding Market development, Policy advocacy, Communication and Outreach activities. On the Market development side, focus on identifying business opportunities in developed, emerging and strategic markets globally and implementing a plan to access business opportunities in target markets for member companies. The Policy advocacy part includes Research to evaluation – emerging legislative and regulatory issues that may impact the industry and making appropriate recommendations/action plan to address industry issues in key focus markets by working closely with various stakeholders. On the outreach side, role entails maintaining relationship with Government, Think tanks, Analysts, Embassies, Indian Missions overseas, partner organisation and country specific stakeholders. Managing inward and outward delegations from companies and visiting dignitaries.
With nearly twenty years of experience, have worked on trade, investment and policy work over a number of years promoting business growth, both strategy and execution assistance from global markets into India and have worked on assisting Indian companies go global. Extremely well networked and enjoy a high profile leadership position and participated and spoken at various events organized by GARTNER, CNBC, NDTV, Economic Times and a number of Indian market awareness raising events in India and globally on market entry strategies.
Has an MBA from University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
NASSCOM® is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPM industries in India. NASSCOM is a global trade body with more than 2100+ members, which include both Indian and multinational companies that have a presence in India. NASSCOM's member and associate member companies are broadly in the business of software development, software services, software products, consulting services, BPM services, e-commerce & web services, engineering services offshoring and animation and gaming. NASSCOM’s membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues totaling about USD 150 bn and employs over 3.5 million professionals.