Ashank Desai, Founder and Ex-Chairman of Mastek, is the chief architect in catapulting Mastek into the top 20 software companies in India. Mr Desai is a leading light of the IT industry in India. He is the founder member and ex-President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM). He has also been the Vice President of ASOCIO (Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation) and is the only Indian to be presented with the Honourable Contributor’s Award for his outstanding contribution to ASOCIO’s growth in 1994. He is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Bombay deeply engaged with the Institute.