Som Mittal

Som Mittal Former President

Former President, NASSCOM

Som Mittal is the former Chairman and President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT-BPM Industry in India. He held the position of President, NASSCOM from 2008- 13 and steered the industry through one of its most challenging phases. Under his leadership, the industry crossed the USD 100 billion milestone and significantly expanded its value offerings.

Som has held corporate leadership roles in the IT industry at companies such as Wipro, Digital India, Compaq and HP. He also has extensive experience in the engineering, manufacturing and automotive industries, having held executive roles with Larsen & Toubro, Escorts and Denso. He has held several Global positions and managed business across geographies.

He has been a member of body constituted  under  the  Chairpersonship  of  Hon’ble  Prime   Minister to implement National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). He was also a member of National  Integration  Council  chaired  by  Hon’ble  Prime  Minister  and  has  been  an  active   member on Chief Ministers IT Task Force in Karnataka.

He is on the Governing Board of several educational and social organisations. . He is also a Board member of Axis Bank, EXL Service Holdings, Inc. and IIT, Indore.

He holds a B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

For his contributions to the industry in India and globally as well as to society, he has received the following recognitions:

  • Awarded Distinguished Alumni Award by IIT Kanpur
  • Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International
  • Fellow of Computer Society of India
  • Business Leader of the Year by Rotary International
  • Lifetime achievement award by World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) for outstanding dedication to the growth of the Global ICT industry and Leadership
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