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Mahindra Satyam boosts MEA operations

Dubai, November 21, 2010

Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, said its Dubai office will now function as its new strategic regional hub overseeing the integration of both its Middle East and African operations.

This is part of a new plan to target more projects and growth opportunities in the region’s booming IT and business segments, said a statement from Mahindra Satyam, the new brand identity of Satyam Computer Services.

The move also complements Mahindra Satyam’s recent steps to expand into new markets and develop more business partnerships within the two regions.

Manojeet Chowdhury who was managing the Mena region, will now operate in a broader role of driving synergies across Middle East and Africa; Bobby Gupta has been named business head for the Gulf, Levant and North Africa region; while Chittaranjan Jena is appointed as business head for Southern Africa, based out of Johannesburg.

The company has received wide response to its new initiatives and looks to gain a stronger foothold in Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Integrated Engineering Services for industries such as aviation, oil and gas, and for specialised sectors like IT for sport events, the statement said.

Mahindra Satyam has been the sole supplier for the IT system of the FIFA World Cup and is looking for more sport-related business in the Middle East, it added.

'Over the last six quarters, Mahindra Satyam’s Middle East and Africa operations have shown commendable resilience through tough times and have generated significant momentum across a broad spectrum of opportunities,' said Dilip Jha, senior vice president, Business head - Middle East, Africa & India, Mahindra Satyam.

'Our recent success at the FIFA 2010 World Cup has set the stage for us to aim for a stronger growth push in the quarters to come,' he added.

On the appointment, Chowdhury said, 'Our commitment to deliver value to our customers within the regional market has driven us to expand our reach and roll out essential products and solutions across all verticals; government, telecom, banking, transportation, retail, oil and gas, and manufacturing.'

'Rest assured that Mahindra Satyam will play a big role in the growth of the Middle East and Africa’s IT segment,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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