Jerry Rao Appointed to Nasscomís Executive Council.

Mr. Jaithirth (Jerry) Rao, Chairman & CEO, MphasiS BFL, has been appointed to the Executive Council of Nasscom with effect from May 1 2002.

Making the announcement in New Delhi, Mr. Kiran Karnik, President NASSCOM said, "We are delighted to have Mr. Jaithirth Rao as a new member of NASSCOM's Executive Council. Mr. Rao's vast experience in international markets and understanding of the IT market will contribute a great deal in realizing NASSCOM's vision to place the Indian IT industry as a strong player in the IT market globally. Mr. Rao has been in this industry for the past two decades and we strongly believe his expertise and leadership skills will be of immense value to NASSCOM."

Speaking on his appointment, Mr. Jerry Rao said, ďIt is indeed an honour to serve on the Executive Council of the nationís premier IT association. The task ahead for us at Nasscom is challenging and exciting in the present environment. My endeavour will be to assist Kiran and Arun to focus on our exports growth and also develop a strong domestic market. With its inherent strengths and built-in capabilities, I believe that the Indian software and service industry is poised to witness significant growth in the days ahead".