MAIT has announced the appointment of SR Vijay Shankar, Head of Government Affairs, Karnataka & Corporate Affairs Group Marketing for Intel Technology, South Asia from Bangalore as the Chairman of its South Chapter. He will be looking after the south region to increase efficiency and spur innovation through Workshops, Sessions and Conclaves. And will also work in the direction of generating widespread awareness and develop collaborative relationships amongst MAIT Members including SMEs, MSMEs and Entrepreneurs’ for local manufacturing, IT Penetration and Digitalisation.
Talking about the appointment, Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT said, “I feel delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Vijay Shankar as the Chairman of South Chapter as we navigate through the evolving and expanding landscape for our initiatives in the south region. Mr. Vijay Shankar will lead MAIT for all important collaborations with the state government for IT manufacturing zones, development of IT manufacturing hubs in other cities with an aim to improve IT penetration and digitalisation in the region”.
Excited about the new responsibilities, S R Vijay Shankar, commented, “I am honoured that MAIT chose me to lead MAIT’s initiatives in the south region when local manufacturing has attained more importance than ever. I am also thrilled that I will have the ability to drive MAIT’s agenda to fulfill its mission of developing a globally competitive Indian IT Industry, promote Digital India and strengthen the role of IT in national economic development.”
He will be using his expertise to boost the local manufacturing, processes and systems to facilitate better communications channels with MAIT members and Government in the south region. He will be bringing along with him 18 years of experience with companies like Intel and Cisco.