N Ravi Shankar, Principle Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of Uttrakhand has joined as Joint Secretary, Department of IT, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Government of India.
Som Mittal succeeds Kiran Karnik, as President, NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies), India’s premier chamber of commerce of the IT software and services industry. Mittal will assume the office of the President from January, 2008. He is presently the head of services business of Hewlett-Packard for Asia-Pacific and Japan region.
Bhawani Prasad Barat has been appointed Joint Secretary Industries, Midnapur, West bengal.
S Venkat, S K Kundra and S Lahiri will be the new Executive Directors (Finance) of the National Aviation Company of India Ltd (NACIL), the new company into which Air India and Indian have been merged.
R.K. Goel, Director (Finance) in Gas Authorilty of India Limited, will be the new Chairman of Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Ltd (RGPPL), Maharashtra.
Sunil Mitra has been appointed new administrator of the Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE). Mitra will replace T.K. Das.
Amit Sharma has joined the AsiaAmerican Tower Corporation as Executive Vice President. Sharma will serve as President of the company’s Asian operations and will be based in the company’s new office in Delhi. In this role, Sharma will be responsible for pursuing opportunities to extend the company’s wireless communications site leasing business into India and southeast Asia.
Neeraj Sharma, South Asia Managing Director of Lenovo has quit. Sharma is joining in a senior position in IBM. Sharma had initially moved to Lenovo from IBM India, where he was Vice President, personal computing, once the former acquired the personal computing division of IBM.
Simon Bennett has been appointed as Executive Vice President and head of European operations in Quintant Corporation, the Business Services Provisioning (BSP) company with a strategic sourcing model. He will be based out of London, UK. Prior to joining Quintant, Bennett was Executive Director, UBS Warburg.
Ninad Karpe is joining as the Managing Director of Computer Associates International India. Karpe will head CA India’s sales, marketing and technical organisations. Karpe joins CA from CA Satyam ASP, a joint venture between CA and Satyam Computer Services, where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to being in CA Satyam, he was Executive Director of CA India.