MAIT, the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D service sectors, appointed its new President, Ms. Debjani Ghosh, Vice President Sales and Marketing Group, Managing Director South Asia, Intel Corporation, during its 32ndAnnual General Meeting for the term of 2014- 15.
Ms Ghosh is the first ever woman President of MAIT in its 32 year history. Ms Ghosh has been with Intel for over 19 years. She has managed a variety of roles including setting up Intel’s education program for the Asia Pacific region. Before assuming her current role at Intel she was the Managing Director for the Southeast Asia region. In 2013 Debjani was ranked amongst the 25 Most Powerful Women in Fortune India. In 2014, Information Week gave her the ICON award at the Women Achiever in IT award ceremony. Debjani currently chairs the IT Committee at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
Amar Babu, outgoing President of MAIT said, “It's great to have Debjani Ghosh as the next President of MAIT. I have worked extensively with Debjani and have the utmost respect for her experience and accomplishments. Debjani has demonstrated her ability to drive innovation and growth and deliver results, and it goes without saying that she will infuse new energy to the MAIT agenda.”
Debjani Ghosh while taking charge as the new President said, “It is a privilege for me to assume office as President of MAIT at this exciting time in India’s history. Digital India is not the government’s job alone and the industry must contribute towards its successful realization. MAIT is in a unique position to drive collaboration in the areas of electronic manufacturing, home-grown R&D as well as ‘Design in India’ in order to fulfill the ‘Make in India’ dream and realize the Digital India vision. I look forward to driving key agendas for MAIT that will strengthen its unique position as the apex IT hardware body in India.”
Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT said, “It is our pleasure to have Ms. Ghosh taking over as President MAIT. She has always been an asset to MAIT and with her leadership now, we are confident MAIT will scale new heights.”