Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), the apex body representing India’s ICT & Electronics hardware manufacturing, R&D and training service sectors, appointed its new CEO, Mr George Paul.
Mr George Paul brings 30 years of industry experience in IT Hardware Products, Electronic Subsystems, Mechatronics, Avionics, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace & IT Services. He has led operations in the functional domains of Marketing, Corporate affairs, Public Relations, Manufacturing, Hardware Product Engineering, Training & Capacity Building, Research & Development. As part of the Industry, he was actively involved with Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology and other industry bodies towards fostering R&D and manufacturing in India.
Prior to this role, Mr Paul was the Executive Vice President of HCL Infosystems. At HCL, he has managed and lead a variety of roles in Marketing, Manufacturing & R&D. In his career, he has had stints with leading organisations including Larsen & Toubro, HCL-HP & HCL Peripherals.
Mr Nitin Kunkolienker, President, Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology said, “It’s great to have Mr George Paul as the next CEO of MAIT. I have worked extensively with George and have the utmost respect for his experience and accomplishments. George has demonstrated his ability to drive innovation and growth and delivered results, and it goes without saying that he will infuse new energy to the MAIT agenda.”
Mr George Paul, the new CEO of Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology said, “It is a privilege for me to assume office as CEO of MAIT at this exciting time when there is so much of focus on “Make in India”. Value addition in India is not the government’s job alone and the industry must contribute towards its successful realisation. Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology is in a unique position to drive collaboration in the areas of electronics manufacturing, home-grown R&D as well as ‘Electronics Design in India’ in order to fulfill the ‘Make in India’ dream and realise the Digital India vision. I look forward to driving key agendas for MAIT that will strengthen its unique position as the apex ICT & Electronics hardware body in India.”
Mr Anwar Shirpurwala, the outgoing CEO of MAIT said, “It is my pleasure to hand over the reins of MAIT to an able administrator who comes with immense experience and understanding of the sector. George’s experience, proven technical skills, and leadership abilities will serve MAIT very well. Having George on board will help the industry and lead MAIT to scale new heights.”