New Delhi, INDIA, November 18th 2013: The Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT), the apex body representing the interests of the IT manufacturing & Hardware and designs & associated services sectors of the IT industry in India, today announced the appointment of Mr. Rajeev Singh, Country Head & General Manager, BenQ India as the Chairman of Northern Chapter of MAIT with effect from 30th October 2013. With 19 years of rich industry experience in Sales, Marketing, Channel & Distribution. Rajeev’s leadership has nurtured BenQ India’s business over the last five years. BenQ India has successfully retained its No. 1 position over the last three years in the Indian projector market with a share of 21% (FutureSource Consulting and PMA report for projector business Q2, 2013) Speaking about his new role, Mr. Rajeev Singh, Chairman, Northern Chapter, MAIT said, “It gives me immense pleasure and pride to be a part of the leadership team of MAIT, facilitating consumption of IT in Education to uplift digital learning will be the key area where I would like to focus upon. Additionally with the support of Government’s huge investment plans in Education, Enterprise Mobility and Telecommunications as thrust areas, manufacturing and R&D will be the key to success of our economy.” Welcoming Rajeev Singh, Mr. Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT said, “We are delighted to have Mr. Rajeev Singh as our new Chairman for the Northern Chapter. The vast experience that Mr. Singh brings to MAIT would help the Association in meeting the growing challenges being faced by the IT Hardware industry in the North Region. I am confident that under his stewardship, the region will progress and scale greater heights.” MAIT is recognized by both Govt. and the Industry for its role in the growth & development of the IT Hardware industry in India and has emerged as a strong & effective mouthpiece of the industry in the government corridors. MAIT immensely contributed in formation of the ICT policies of both the States and the Central Government, including the 12th Five Year Plan for IT. MAIT was also an integral part of the Task Force set up by the Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India in the past to suggest measures to stimulate the growth of IT, ITeS and Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Industry in the country.