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Som Mittal
Independent Director

Som Mittal is former Chairman and President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT-BPM industry in India, serving as President from 2008-13. Under his leadership, the industry crossed the $100 billion milestone, significantly expanding its value offerings.

Som has held corporate leadership roles in companies such as Wipro, Digital India, Compaq, and HP. He also brings extensive experience in engineering, manufacturing, and automotive, having held executive roles with Larsen & Toubro, Escorts, and Denso. He has held several global positions and managed businesses across geographies. Other notable positions include:

  • Member of the body constituted under the chairpersonship of the prime minister to implement a national e-governance plan (NeGP)
  • Member of the National Integration Council chaired by the prime minister and active member on the Chief Minister's IT Task Force in Karnataka
  • Part of the governing board of several educational and social organizations
  • 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:

  • 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 the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) for outstanding dedication to the growth of the Global ICT Industry and Leadership

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