Our Story

Set up in 1982, MAIT is the apex body representing India’s ICT sector. MAIT is recognized by both the Government, as well as the industry, for its role in the growth and development of the IT Hardware industry. At MAIT, we believe that technology is the primary contributor of economic growth and with our consistent policy advocacy efforts, we have emerged as a strong and effective industry mouthpiece, within government corridors.

Headquartered in New Delhi, and with key affiliates across the globe, MAIT offers a wide range of programs and services to our members, as well as the entire ICT industry across the country. These initiatives include organizing conferences, seminars, training sessions, events and workshops; policy representation; domestic & international marketing support; technology initiatives; publishing industry related information in targeted publications; networking opportunities; and many other industry-directed services. MAIT works in multiple areas for public advocacy: Cloud & Analytics, IPR, Skill Development, Component Trading Hub, State IT/ ESDM Policies, Import/ Export Policy, GST, Procurement Reforms, e-Governance, SMEs, e-Waste, Innovation & Start-up, Industry 4.0, IoT Devices, Smart Cities Solution and Standards, amongst others.

Our member profile spans all areas within the industry, including manufacturers, system integrators, solution & service providers, e-Waste recyclers, testing labs, software developers, IT park developers, consulting organizations, companies in the areas of cloud and IoT, etc. With the constant support of its members MAIT is, today, an influential and dynamic body that is committed to collect, process and disseminate information and knowledge pertaining to the development of the information industry, with government agencies and professional bodies. We work to ensure transparent governance leading to a responsive Government.

Where It All Began

et up in 1982, MAIT is the apex ICT association in the country. It was established for purposes of scientific, educational and IT Industry promotion and has emerged as an effective, influential and dynamic organisation. It provides leadership role in the hardware and software manufacturing with support of its member firms which will help in transparent Governance thereby leading to a responsive Government.

MAIT is Headquartered in New Delhi with key affiliates across the globe. MAIT member spread covers Manufacturers, System Integrators, Solution & Service Providers E-Waste Recyclers, Testing labs, Software Developers, IT Park Developers, Consulting Organizations, Companies in the areas of Cloud and IOT As a business support initiative, MAIT provides a wide range of programmes and services for member firms as well as the entire ICT industry. These initiatives spread around conferences, events and workshops; policy representation; domestic and international marketing support; technology initiatives; targeted publications; networking opportunities; and many other industry-directed services. MAIT works in multiple area for public advocacy which include Cloud & Analytics, IPR, Skill Development, Component Trading Hub, State IT/ ESDM Policies, Import/ Export Policy, GST, Procurement Reforms, e-Governance, SMEs, e-Waste, Innovation & Start-up, Industry 4.0, IoT Devices, Smart Cities Solution and Standards.

Vision

To develop, maintain and accelerate competitive ICT ecosystem that will transform India into a digital knowledge economy and a globally competitive manufacturing hub.

Mission

MAIT’s Leadership

"MAIT acting as integrator and facilitator of the advocacy related issues, work towards bridging the gap between Industry and Government. The association initiatives encompasses inter. as well as intra industry issues so as to create integrated value chain leading to overall objective of the economic prosperity of the country. MAIT key charter is to develop a mutual co-ordination between state and Centre for improving the key elements of Ease of Doing business. We also work with MSME and Large companies in conjunction with Government agencies to collectively generate demands and proliferate technologies"

Mr Nitin Kunkolienker President, MAIT & Director & Board Member, Synegra EMS Ltd.

"The Government has initiated several policies to ensure that India occupies its rightful place on the world technology stage. Emphasis is now on ensuring that these policies work from the ground up. MAIT is aligned with both industry and policy makers to chalk out innovative solutions to problems faced by both sides."

Mr. Krishnakumar P Vice President, MAIT & VP & GM – CSB, Dell International Services India Pvt Ltd

"Electronics lies at the heart of all disruptive technologies and MAIT has relentlessly worked with the government and the industry to build a conducive ecosystem for manufacturing to succeed. The main objectives are to increase authentic manufacturing, enhance value addition and be a catalyst to create a globally competitive hardware industry in India"

Mr. Harish Krishnan Vice President, MAIT & MD-Public Affairs and SE, Cisco Systems (India). Pvt Ltd

"The Indian IT hardware manufacturing sector has come a long way and is at an inflection point. MAIT remains committed and focused on promoting manufacturing, supporting ease of running a business and stimulating demand generation."

Mr. George Paul Chief Executive Officer, MAIT

Governing Council Members

Mr. Limesh N Parekh

CEO

Enjay IT Solutions Ltd

Mr. Satyajeet Satpathi

Director

Epson India Pvt. Ltd

Dr. V P Sajeevan

CEO

ESY Tech. Resources India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Chandrahas Panigrahi

CMO & Consumer Business Head

Acer India (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Prakash Mallya

Managing Director

Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd

Mr K Bhaskhar

Vice President – Business

Canon India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Ambrish Bakaya

Director - Corporate Affairs

Hewlett Packard Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Gurpreet Singh Brar

Sr. Director - Commercial Channel & SI

Hewlett Packard India Sales Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Bikas K Singh

AP-GR Lead

Lenovo India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr H Nagaraj

Financial Controller

Velankani Electronics Pvt Ltd

Mr Sanjay Lodha

CEO

Netweb Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Rahul Gupta

Managing Director

Smile Security and Surveillance Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Manu Kumar Jain

Managing Director - India

Xiaomi Technology India Pvt Ltd.

Past Presidents

Ms Debjani Ghosh

Managing Director

Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd

2015-17

Mr Amar Babu

Managing Director

Lenovo India Pvt Ltd

2013-15

Mr J V Ramamurthy

President & COO

HCL Infosystems Ltd

2012-13

Dr Alok Bharadwaj

Sr. Vice President

Canon India Pvt Ltd

2011-12

Mr Sandeep Nair

President

Emerson Network Power

2010-11

Mr Ravi Aggarwal

President-IPG

HP India Sales Pvt Ltd

2009-10

Mr S S Raman

Managing Director

TVS Electronics Ltd

2008-09

Mr Mukul Singhal (Late)

Chairman & Managing Director

Lipi Data Systems Ltd

2006-08

Mr Rajendra Kumar

Executive VP

HCL Infosystems Ltd

2004-06

Mr K R Naik

Managing Director

D-Link (India) Pvt Ltd

2003-04

Mr S Devarajan

Managing Director

Cisco Systems Pvt Ltd

2002-03

Mr Vinay L Deshpande

Managing Director

Encore Software Ltd

2000-02

Mr Hemant Bharat Ram

Director

DCM Datasystems Ltd

1999-00

Mr Ram N Agarwal

Executive Vice President

Wipro Ltd

1998-99

Mr Manu M Parpia

Adviser

Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd

1997-98

Mr Vijay K Thadani

Director

NIIT Ltd

1996-97

Mr Gopal Srinivasan

Director

TVS Electronics Ltd

1995-96

Mr K R Palta

General Manager

Larsen & Toubro Ltd

1994-95

Mr Ashok Soota

President

Wipro Ltd

1993-94

Mr Pravin Gandhi

Director

Digital Data Systems

1992-93

Mr Rajendra S Pawar

Managing Director

NIIT Ltd

1990-92

Dr O P Mehra

Managing Director

Omni Business Machines

1987-90

Dr Vinay Bharat-Ram

CEO

DCM Datasystems Ltd

1985-87

Mr Prem Shivdasani (Late)

Managing Director

ICIM Computers Ltd

1984-85

Brig S K Malhotra,AVSM (Retd.)

Director

Nitul Data Systems Pvt Ltd

1983-84

Mr R Bandopadhyay

Director

Department of Electronics

1982-83