With more than three decades of experience in the IT and automotive sector, Som Mittal is a seasoned Indian business executive. Having served in leadership positions at multinational companies like HP and Wipro, Mittal has a strong command over the dynamics of the IT industry at an international level

Most recently Mittal served as President of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), a position held since 2008. Under his tenure, the industry has grown from $60 billion in 2008 to $108 billon in 2013 during the most turbulent economic environment. He also set up the Data Security Council of India which promotes data protection and develops best practices for security and privacy.

Recently the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) recognized him with a lifetime achievement award for outstanding dedication to the growth of the Global ICT industry

Mittal received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.