Infosys Chief Operating Officer UB Pravin Rao Takes Over As Nasscom Chairman

Rao had become the interim CEO and MD of Infosys following Vishal Sikka's sudden exit.

Infosys Chief Operating Officer UB Pravin Rao Takes Over As Nasscom Chairman

Nasscom Chairman UB Pravin Rao

In a change in leadership in the IT-BPM industry body Nasscom, UB Pravin Rao took over as Chairman on Monday. Mr Rao, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Whole-time Director of IT behemoth Infosys, succeeds Keshav R Murugesh, the Group Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of WNS Global Services.

Established in 1988, National Association of Software and Service Companies, or Nasscom is a non-profit association of IT and BPO companies in India.

Mr Rao, the new Chairman of the body, joined Infosys in 1986, according to the company's website, and has held a number of senior management roles. He was also appointed as the interim CEO and Managing Director (MD) of Infosys, after the company went into a leadership crisis, following Vishal Sikka's sudden exit in 2017. He has been Nasscom's Vice Chairman till date.

Nasscom also named Rekha M Menon, Chairman of Accenture in India as its new Vice Chairman.