Trivandrum: UST Global, a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000 enterprises, has announced that the company was honoured with the Most Innovative Emerging Corporation Award at the recently held International Business Awards 2012 in New Delhi. Murali Gopalan, Joint CIO & Senior VP, UST Global, received the award on the company’s behalf from Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communication & IT.
Also, present at the event were Aveek Sarkar, Chief Editor of the ABP Group of Publications, and Zarin Daruwala, President, ICICI Bank. With accolades to many Companies in various categories, UST Global was seen as winners alongside Maruti Suzuki and TCS who won in Auto & Engineering and IT & ITeS Categories respectively.
Receiving the award, Murali said, “At UST Global we have built a culture where ideas are expected, not just welcome. A spirit of innovation has grown naturally from this type of culture. Our teams come up with ideas – big and small – to improve our clients’ businesses on a regular basis, so we are much honoured to be recognized for our ongoing efforts in innovation.” In his twelve years with UST Global, Murali has played several senior roles. He sponsors the company’s innovation initiatives under the ‘Apple Tree’ programme.
International Business Awards are presented as a means of identifying those companies and sectors that have contributed the most to Indian exports and imports. This year, 12 awards were instituted: five Export awards, three Import awards, one Best Export House award, and one award to recognize the Best CFO. The five export awards in 2012 went to companies in automobile & engineering; gems & jewellery; electrical, electronics & machinery; pharmaceuticals & chemicals; and the IT & ITeS sectors.
As a trusted partner to clients worldwide, UST Global uses an optimal blend of locally based senior resources and highly accomplished and cost-effective offshore teams. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, UST Global fosters client-specific cutting-edge innovation from its state-of-the-art centres in US, UK, India (Technopark, Trivandrum; Infopark, Kochi; Bangalore & Chennai), Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.