Tech Mahindra to increase MEA focus

New sales and operations VP, more services to telecoms customers
Tech Mahindra reports increasing demand from telecoms service operators in the region.
Tech Mahindra reports increasing demand from telecoms service operators in the region.


Tech Mahindra has announced plans to increase its focus in the Middle East and Africa region.

The telecoms services giant has appointed a new vice president of sales and operations for the MEA region, and says it also plans to bring a wider range of services to customers here.

Girish Bhat will take on the VP role, having previously been head of Africa region. Bhat has 22 years of industry experience, across a range of territories, and will be responsible for driving more business and developing synergies with partners in MEA.

"I am very eager to start working closely with our business development team and strategic partners to set the pace for business and increase shareholder confidence in the region," said Bhat.

Tech Mahindra said that it will be targeting growing markets of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The company says it has experienced strong demand for applications outsourcing, system integration and managed services from the region in 2011, which has driven increased revenues, and it also expects growing interest in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and security solutions to further increase growth.

In terms of new services, Tech Mahindra will look to add capabilities for service provider customers in areas including Value Added Services (VAS), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), e-Security, Infrastructure Management and Network Services.

"As the whole MEA region moves towards recovering from the impacts left by the recent economic downturn, local telco providers have demonstrated a key shift in their IT spending practices, revealing a concentration on acquiring turnkey outsourcing of applications across the Business Support Services (BSS) / Operations Support Services (OSS) segments," said Bhat.

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