R. Chandrashekhar was appointed as President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) on 4 January 2014.
R. Chandrasekhar succeeded Som Mittal whose tenure with the NASSCOM ended on 3 January 2014. He was at the helm of NASSCOM for six long years. After taking over as the President of NASSCOM his immediate challenge would be to achieve NASSCOM’s ambitious target of 300 billion dollar of revenue by 2020 from the IT sector. He had previously worked as the chairman of telecom commission and secretary of the department of telecom till March 2013.
Chandrasekhar established the first department of Information Technology in the country in Andhra Pradesh and was secretary of the department from June 1997 to December 1999. Besides, drafting National Telecom Policy 2012, he played a key role in the drafting the first National IT Policy and National Policy on Electronics during his dual role of IT and Telecom Secretary with the Union Government.