Infosys Limited today inaugurated its new Development Center (DC) at the Changi Business Park Crescent in Singapore. Serving as its regional hub in South-east Asia, the new Singapore DC will play a strategic role in the company's operations, allowing it to drive business opportunities in the region. Mr. Ashok Vemuri, Member of the Board, Infosys Limited. along with Mr. Gerald Chan, CEO and Country Head UBS Singapore, jointly inaugurated the new DC. Other senior leaders associated with the Singapore DC were also present for the inaugural ceremony.
The new Singapore DC is spread over 25,000 sq. ft. of space and can currently seat up to 450 people. Infosys plans to expand this facility to seat 1,000 people by end of 2012. The company is also strengthening its employee base in Singapore and has already hired 34 graduates from the top three Singaporean Universities. Over the next six to nine months, Infosys plans to hire over 600 fresh engineers as well as experienced professionals at the DC.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Mr. Ashok Vemuri said,"Infosys has been present in Singapore for the past seven years and the country serves as our regional hub allowing us to address business demands in the South-east Asian market. We now plan to make Singapore our innovation hub and deliver high-quality service capabilities to clients across verticals. With its excellent infrastructure and a large talent pool of over 8,000 fresh IT engineers entering the market each year, it offers a conducive environment to drive business opportunities in the region."
Mr. Feroz Syed, Delivery Manager, Infosys Limited. has been appointed as the head of the Singapore DC. A veteran in the IT industry, Feroz takes over this role from his current role of Delivery Manager, Financial services and Insurance unit at Infosys. As the head of Singapore DC, Feroz will be responsible for the company's strategy and growth in the region.
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