Ashank Desai, Principal Founder and former Chairman of Mastek and co-founder of NASSCOM, selected for the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for his outstanding leadership in the information technology space

Distinguished Alumnus Ashank Desai (M. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, 1974), Principal Founder and former Chairman of Mastek and co-founder of NASSCOM, has been selected for the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his outstanding leadership in the information technology space. Mr. Desai was honoured at the Dataquest Digital Leadership Conclave on June 08, 2022 in Delhi.

Mr. Desai is an Information Technology entrepreneur, with rich and diverse experiences in the IT industry spanning over four decades. For his contributions to NASSCOM and the overall IT industry, Mr. Desai was felicitated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2015.

Mr. Desai is a valuable stakeholder of IIT Bombay and has contributed significantly to his alma mater’s continued growth and success. He has served as the Vice Chairman at the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) at the Institute. Additionally, Mr. Desai has funded the Centre for Policy Studies at IIT Bombay, which is now known as the “Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies” and aims to provide a fillip to the study of Public Policy in India.