Coforge CEO Arvind Thakur Wins Gold STEVIE® Award in 2012 International Business Awards

New Delhi, India, 29th August, 2012, Wednesday :- Coforge Ltd. (NSE: Coforge), a leading global IT solutions organization, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Arvind Thakur, is the winner of the prestigious Gold Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year, Computer Services category, for The 9th Annual International Business Awards.
Arvind Thakur serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Joint Managing Director on the board of Coforge Ltd. Under his leadership, the Company has positioned itself as one of the top global IT services provider in select industry segments. His vision to focus transformed the Company to deliver impressive results in an economically challenged environment, reflected in a 100% appreciation of stock price over the last 3 years.

Speaking on the achievement, Arvind Thakur said, “I am honored to receive this award and would like to thank each of the 7500 staff at Coforge for the sustained performance of the Company".

Among Arvind’s many accomplishments, he is the Director on an innovative venture, Hole-in-the Wall Education Ltd., which leverages technology for the underprivileged to learn. He serves on the board of management of Coforge University; a not-for-profit institution which provides seamless education and instils sustainability values in the youth. In a slowing economy he has championed job creation in global markets served by his Company as a result of its enhanced value proposition.

 “Entries to the IBAs grew substantially this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “Despite slow economic conditions in much of the world, the quality of nominations was outstanding, demonstrating that there are many companies that are innovating and growing regardless.  We’re looking forward to celebrating this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners at our gala event in Seoul on 15 October”.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on 15 October. 
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year. Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at

About Coforge

Coforge is a global IT solutions organization, servicing customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It offers services in Application Development and Maintenance, Enterprise Solutions, Managed Services and Business Process Management to organizations in few select industry segments with dominant share in Travel and Transport. Coforge follows the higher standards of operations which includes ISO 9001:2008 certification, assessment at Level 5 of both SEI-CMMi version 1.2 and People-CMM frameworks, ISO 27001 information security management certification. Its data centre operations are assessed at the international ISO 20000 IT management standards.

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About Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. 
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