Mahindra Satyam to expand MEA operations

DUBAI — Mahindra Satyam, the new brand identity of Satyam Computer Services Ltd., a leading global consulting and IT services provider, revealed that its Dubai office in the UAE will now function as its new strategic Regional Hub - overseeing the integration of both its Middle East and African operations as part of its plan to target more projects and growth opportunities in the two region’s booming IT and 
business segments.

Published: Fri 12 Nov 2010, 11:23 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 11:25 AM

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 is appointed as 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. 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.

“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. Our recent success at the FIFA 2010 World Cup™ has set the stage forus to aim for a stronger growth push in the quarters to come,” said Dilip Jha, Senior Vice President, Business Head - Middle East, Africa & India, Mahindra Satyam. “These leadership changes are aimed at leveraging experiences to facilitate increased synergy and bring global offerings to customers in Middle East and Africa.”

“We already have 12 offices in the Middle East and Africa region. Establishing our Dubai office as our new strategic regional hub is just one of the many planned moves that Mahindra Satyam is implementing to reinforce our presence in these two regions,” said Manojeet Chowdhury, Vice President and Head of Middle East and Africa Region, Mahindra Satyam. “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.” Bobby Gupta, in his earlier role as the Sales and Business Development Head for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) at Mahindra Satyam, has been instrumental in strengthening the new business development team in the ANZ region and has delivered high performance in a short span of time.

Chittaranjan Jena, in his earlier role as Sales Head for Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait in the Middle East for Mahindra Satyam, has played a key role in driving growth in key industries and solutions segments in the region.

“I look forward to working closely with both Bobby and Chittaranjan to build upon the business momentum and stakeholder mindshare that exists for Mahindra Satyam in their regions. Their experience in Mahindra Satyam coupled with their leadership skills and in-depth understanding of the services and technology will help drive our vision in both the regions,” concluded Chowdhury.

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