Syntel boss is LOI
Over the last 24 months, Techgoss had published a series of exclusive reports giving details of all that was happening inside the BPO, KPO & IT divisions of one of India’s most successful IT-ITES companies Syntel. One report showed how that in the past Syntel BPO was overly reliant on couple of key clients. Also, exclusively reported were the exits of the CEO and key HR people.
Regular readers of Techgoss are well aware that a large number of our articles are crowd sourced. People send in tips, photos, story ideas and even articles. Many of our contributors have full times jobs in IT - ITES, and so prefer using a pseudonym. A Syntel Tipster (he has asked us not to publish his name) wrote in
Has the hugely successful billionaire founder and boss of Syntel, Bharat Desai, ever held Indian citizenship? He may be very bright and hard working (actually most of us who work at Syntel credit his success to his very intelligent wife who has taken many of the winning decisions), but can Bharat be given an Indian award?
Bharat was born in Kenya where he spent many years, came to study at IIT in India and then went on to permanently work in USA. He has American citizenship these days.
I ask because he has just been given a ‘Light of India (LOI)’ Award which is an initiative of Remit2India, a Times Group service, to recognize excellence of Indians living abroad. The Awards, in its second year now, recognizes & rewards individual excellence and exemplary achievements of these Indians in the fields of Corporate, Business, Science Technology & Medicine, Literature & Journalism, Arts & Entertainment, Education and Academics.
The Light of India (LOI) Awards have been created as a platform for both a select jury & NRIs - to choose the winners. Each award consist of 2 categories – Jury Choice and People’s Choice.
This year, in the Excellence in Business Leadership category, Syntel co-founder Bharat Desai was the Jury’s choice. And Gurbaksh Chahal, internet entrepreneur and a best-selling author, was the People’s Choice.
Syntel employees in India! Here is another feather in your cap. How many Indian IT or BPO employees can say proudly - Our owner is a ‘Light of India’
Sadly, this news was not reported widely. Why? .Because Times of India, which conducted this award, is a media house and no media rival wanted to publicize anything done by a competitor. Even, when they are doing something as serious as announcing ‘Lights of India’.
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