GHCI 19 Speakers

Debjani Ghosh

Debjani Ghosh is the fifth President of The National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM), who took office on April 2, 2018. A veteran of the technology industry, and a stanch champion of gender diversity in corporate India, Debjani was the first woman to lead Intel India, Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), and now NASSCOM. Over her illustrious career spanning over two decades, she held diverse leadership roles across geographies in South and Southeast Asia at Intel.

She is a firm believer in the power of technology in enhancing lives and livelihoods, leveraging it for societal good. She was instrumental in developing Intel’s “Digital Nation”strategy to support India’s digital transformation, working with the government to accelerate technology adoption in India, especially as an enabler of inclusive growth and development. As NASSCOM’s President, she plans to accentuate innovation and mentoring to enable individuals and companies to leverage disruptive technologies such as AI.

In January 2018, she was felicitated by the President of India under the auspices of the “First
Ladies” program, which honours exceptional female pioneers in their fields. Starting 2012, she
has been consecutively named as one of the 20 Most Powerful Women in Business in India by
Fortune magazine for five years.

Debjani holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Osmania University in Hyderabad, and
an MBA in marketing from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai.