Ajai Chowdhry: IT Man of the Year

Chairman, HCL Infosystem

Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman, HCL Infosystems, receiving the Skoch Challenger Award for IT Man of the Year from Dr S Narayan, Economic Advisor to Prime Minister of India

This year’s IT Man of the Year award goes to Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman & CEO, HCL Infosystems Ltd, for a variety of reasons. Long before finance minister Jaswant Singh lowered import duties on computers, Ajai aggressively lowered prices and gained a valuable increase in market share at the expense of the grey market. And yes, Ajai was the person who worked tirelessly along with Vinnie Mehta of MAIT through the year, to move levers to get the powers to be to listen to the industry’s valid plaint.

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