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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:00PM IST (6:30AM GMT)
Dr Alok Bharadwaj is 45th among the Top 100 influencing EMS Worldwide
New Delhi, Delhi, India

-- VentureOutsource.com puts MAIT President in an elite global group that includes US President Barack Obama, Union Minister Anand Sharma, Tim Cook and Michael Dell

Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, President of MAIT (Manufacturer's Association for IT Industry), has been chosen as on of the most influential persons in the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry across the world. Dr Bharadwaj ranks 45th among ‘Top 100 Top EMS Influencers' across the world, according to Silicon Valley based VentureOutsource.com, the leading online resource for electronics contract manufacturing outsourcing and offshoring benchmarking, best practices, and strategy.

MAIT is the apex body representing India's IT hardware, training and designs & manufacturing.

In his cover note unveiling the VentureOutsource.com Annual Top 100 People Influencing EMS – 2012, VentureRersource.com's founder Mark Zetter writes: "Not just anyone can accomplish a task to create a list of this magnitude, but we felt we could rise to the occasion... The result is our list of 100 EMS influencers recognizing academicians; service providers, entrepreneurs, executives, law makers, investors and many others who are leading initiatives or influencing electronics manufacturing operations in some way to also influence and prepare clients; organizations, industries or nations to make better decisions to meet the challenges facing today's technology decision makers."

On Dr Bharadwaj, VentureOutsource.com said: "If EMS in India is to get more attention, we feel Bharadwaj is just the person who can get all parties working together and accomplish this."

Acknowledging the ranking, Dr Bharadwaj said: "I feel humbled that such recognition has been conferred on me. India's accomplished economic might so far and its rising strength opens up enormous opportunities to make it as the next best global destination for Electronic Manufacturing base. As Nation's & industry's leaders, we cannot afford to loose this golden opportunity in creation of million of jobs and build industrial base".

"This needs deep and committed consensus amongst political parties, industry leaders and policy makers. We just can't miss the bus this time. India should be known as not just IT & ITeS service providers but a source of Electronic design and manufacturing services too. MAIT is working closely with Govt to make this happen" He further added.

Other world figures included in the Top 100 people influencing the EMS industry are: US President Barack Obama and his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma, and CEOs Michael Dell (Dell), Tim Cook (Apple) and John Chambers (Cisco).

"Congratulating Dr Bharadwaj, Mr Sabyasachi Patra, Executive Director, MAIT said "His name in the coveted list truly reflects India's potential and evolving position in the IT Hardware arena. He further said that with enabling policy support and the concerted efforts of both the Government and the Industry, India will soon become a force to reckon with in the ICT hardware space."

About MAIT:

Set up in 1982 for purposes of scientific, educational and IT industry promotion, MAIT has emerged as an effective, influential and dynamic organisation. Representing IT hardware, training, R&D, and associated services in India, MAIT's charter is to develop a globally competitive Indian IT Industry, promote the usage of IT in India and strengthen the role of IT in national economic development and e-Governance.

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