Atul Nishar, Founder & Chairman of Hexaware Technologies, is a well-known IT leader in India who has contributed in promoting Indian software capabilities across the globe. He has also successfully promoted and managed IT companies that have become global enterprises. He is the driving force behind Hexaware’s strategic direction and marketing focus. Under his leadership, Hexaware Technologies has grown into a multi-million dollar, global software and BPO services corporation, listed on the Indian Stock Exchanges.
An entrepreneur by nature, Nishar founded Aptech Limited, a computer training company, in 1985. Nishar grew Aptech into a leading global IT training outfit with over 2400 centers across 52 countries. He served as the chairman of Aptech till early 2003, when the promoters divested their stake in the company. The highly successful China joint venture was set up by Aptech under his headship.
He is strongly associated with several government and trade bodies that play an instrumental role in the development of India’s IT Sector. An active and known figure of the Indian IT industry, he was the Chairman of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) in 2000 and he continues to be on the executive council of NASSCOM. He is also a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a member of the managing committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber and was the regional president, Western India Council, of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce from 2007 to 2009.
In addition to chairing the Information Technology Committee (2001-2002), Nishar also served as the member of the national executive committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2000 and as a member of the steering committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
He has published several articles on information technology in leading Indian publications and has been a prominent speaker at conferences organized by Harvard Business School, NASSCOM, TiE, World Congress on Information Technology, the US Consulate, FICCI, and CII.
Mr Nishar is an FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) and has received his bachelor’s degree in commerce and law from University of Bombay.
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