Som Mittal is the President & CEO of Digital GlobalSoft – a leading company in IT services export. Digital is the only listed subsidiary of Hewlett Packard in the world.
Som joined Digital in 1994 as its Managing Director; in 1988, he facilitated the integration of Compaq/Digital merger and later led the transformation of Digital into a purely software services company.
Prior to joining Digital, Som was with Wipro – where he helped create Wipro Peripherals and later was Chief Executive of the Business Solutions Group.
Before entering the IT field in 1989, Som has held several senior positions in the Auto & Engineering industry. He set up the SRF joint venture with Nippondenso, Japan to manufacture auto electricals. Prior to this, he was with Escorts in the Yamaha project for 5 years. Som started his career with L&T in the finance function.
Som is a 1973 graduate from IIT, Kanpur. He subsequently did his MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has been nominated to several advanced programmes at Harvard and IMD.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Som has many important positions in State and National apex bodies.
” Chairman, National Association of Software & Service Companies (NASSCOM);
” National Council Member & former Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII);
” Member of the Chief Minister’s IT Task Force, Government of Karnataka;
” Governing Council, CII Institute of Quality
” Founder Member, Board of IT Education Standards (BITES)
Som has been recognized for his contribution and achievements in the Indian Corporate sector.
” Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK), Distinguished Alumnus Award
” Nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award – 2001
” Business Leader of the Year – Rotary International