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Technopark & Infopark to get own CEOs

Finally after six years, Technopark Trivandrum & Infopark Kochi to get seperate CEOs. A government order released on June 25 with the qualification and criteria for the posts . The deadline to apply is July 31.

During last year, Kerala Chief Minister informed the assembly that the government was planning to appoint separate CEOs for the three IT parks.

Sources in Technopark said the decision was taken following recommendations by top IT professionals. “They recommended the move as it would help the CEOs focus on the development of the respective IT park and reduce their travelling time from one IT park to the other”

John M Thomas, who submitted his resignation as Kerala IT Parks CEO two months ago, will continue in the post until the new heads take charge. Thomas had been holding additional charge as CEO of Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) until recently. The cabinet had last month approved the appointment of Anoop P Ambika as the new KSUM CEO.

IT parks in Kerala have had a single CEO since 2016 when the LDF came to power. Hrishikesh Nair was the first joint CEO of Technopark and Infopark. After he stepped down in 2019, Sasi Meethal became the CEO. John M Thomas joined as CEO in March last year.

There is no word yet on a new CEO for Cyberpark in Kozhikode,

       

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