WITSA Recognizes Industry Leader with Lifetime Achievement Award


November 11, 2013

Contact:                     Dr James Poisant    jpoisant@witsa.org  + 1 703 728-4547

WITSA Recognizes Industry Leader with Lifetime Achievement Award

São Paulo, Brazil, November 11, 2013: The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) today awarded Mr. Som Mittal its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Mittal has served as a WITSA Director since 2008 and is the current President of the National Association of Software and Service Companies in India (NASSCOM). The WITSA Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated “outstanding dedication to the growth of the global ICT Industry and leadership of WITSA”. Mr. Som Mittal is slated to retire from his position as NASSCOM President on January 3, 2014.

“WITSA sincerely appreciates the support and leadership of Mr. Mittal over the past several years”, stated WITSA’s Secretary General Dr. Jim Poisant. “Mr. Mittal has provided invaluable contributions to our global organization, and to our policy action program, particularly in to global trade, skills and education, and cyber security,” continued Dr. Poisant.“ Mr. Mittal has presented keynote addresses at a number of WITSA’s flagship events, including our recent Global Policy Action and Trade Summit (GPATS) in Sao Paulo”.

“While we are sad to see Mr. Mittal retire from NASSCOM and the WITSA Board of Directors early next year, I know that he will continue to serve the ICT industry well in his future endeavours, including as a member of the WITSA Advisory Council”, added WITSA Chairman Santiago Gutierrez.  Mr. Mittal was recently appointed to the WITSA Advisory Council, a by-invitation only group of distinguished individuals from industry, governments and multilateral institutions focused on enabling greater public policy dialogue and engagements globally for WITSA.


About Som Mittal

Som Mittal is the current president of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), the premier trade body for the IT-BPO Industry in India and is playing a key role to enable NASSCOM and the industry realize its strategic vision of `Transforming Business and Transform India’. An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Ahmedabad, Mittal has corporate experience in industries ranging from manufacturing through automobiles to IT. He has worked at Larsen & Toubro, Escorts, SRF Limited, Wipro and Compaq and its successor HP. Between June 1998 and July 1999, Mittal served as managing director of Compaq India and DIGITAL INDIA. Under Mittal’s leadership, Digital GlobalSoft has rapidly transitioned into a successful software services company attracting top-notch professionals, creating a resource pool with a vast knowledge and skill base and establishing a worldwide presence with full-fledged sales offices in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.



Founded in 1978, the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is a leading consortium of ICT industry association representing members from more than 80 countries and economies. WITSA’s members represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market.

As the leading recognized voice of the global ICT Industry, WITSA is taking a proactive role in fulfilling the promise of the Digital Age, wherein everyone on earth derives benefits from Information and communications technologies. For more information on WITSA, please visit www.witsa.org


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