Bengaluru: Global software major Wipro's Chief Strategy Officer Rishad Premji has been appointed the new Nasscom Chairman for 2018-19, said the Indian IT industry's apex body on Tuesday.

"Rishad Premji, the member of Board of Wipro, succeeds Raman Roy as the Chairman for 2018-19," said the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) in the statement.

Rishad is the son of Wipro Chairman Azim Premji.

Keshav Murugesh, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Mumbai-based global business process management company WNS Global Services, has been appointed the new Vice Chairman for the period.