MUMBAI, February 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Recognizes Leaders for Their Endeavors in Building Business Excellence and Technology Leadership
The National Association of Software & Services (NASSCOM) today announced the winners of its 8th Annual Global Leadership Awards. The winners were honored at a propitious evening awards ceremony chaired by Hon'ble Mr. P Chidambaram, Minister for Home Affairs, Government of India, on the sidelines of the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2012. The winners were recognized for their role in building business excellence and technology leadership within their organizations.
The awards were presented under four categories, the Global Business Leader, the Business Transformation Leader, Global CTO, and the Innovative Leader Award. These awards are an endeavor to recognize the work and achievements of thought leaders who have continuously led their organizations towards achieving excellence in IT usage, technology innovation, thought and business leadership.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Som Mittal, President NASSCOM, said, "I would like to congratulate all the winners of Annual Global Leadership Awards for their continuous contribution towards driving excellence and innovation in business. Leaders play a crucial role in shaping up the future of not only their organization but also guiding the industry into the next phase of development. In today's time of uncertain global business environment, a leader's job stands all the more crucial in steering the organization and the eco-system to a brighter tomorrow. And this is where I believe, hyper-specialization and leadership complement each other."
The Global Business Leader Award was given to Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, for taking his USD two billion company to a $35 billion empire across 33 countries spanning over a period of 17 years.
Business Transformation Leader was awarded to Mr. Paul Coby, IT Director, John Lewis, while the Award for the Global CTO was conferred upon Ms. Padmasree Warrior, Senior VP - Engineering, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco. The Innovative Leader Award was awarded to Ms. Darcy Antonellis - President, Technical Operations, Warner Bros.
The Award winners
- NASSCOM Global Business Leader: Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group
- NASSCOM Business Transformation Leader: Paul Coby, IT Director, John Lewis
- NASSCOM Global CTO: Padmasree Warrior, Senior VP, Engineering, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco
- NASSCOM Innovative Leader Award: Darcy Antonellis - President, Technical Operations, Warner Bros.
NASSCOM (http://www.nasscom.in) is India's National Association of Software and Service Companies, the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT software and services industry in India. NASSCOM is a global trade body with nearly 1300 members, of which over 250 are global companies from the US, UK, EU, Japan and China. NASSCOM's member companies are in the business of software development, software services, software products, IT-enabled/BPO services and e-commerce. NASSCOM has been the strongest proponent of global free trade in India.
NASSCOM is committed to work proactively to encourage its members to adopt world class management practices, build and uphold highest quality standards and become globally competitive. In India and around the world, NASSCOM members are participants in the new global economy and are reputed for their cutting-edge business practices and social initiatives.
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