Espire, a global provider of full-spectrum software services, announced today that IT industry veteran Brajesh Ugra has been appointed as President and Global - Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Ugra replaces the erstwhile CEO Amit Rai who has been appointed to a new role as Chairman of the Board.
“Brajesh is a proven leader in the global IT industry with a rare combination of aggression, wisdom, people management, business acumen and market savviness that will be instrumental in taking Espire to the next level”, said Amit Rai, chairman of Espire Infolabs, in a statement.
In announcing Brajesh’s appointment, Espire Group’s Managing Director, Gagan Oberoi, said "Brajesh embodies all characteristics that Espire identified as necessary to drive the expansion of this fast-moving organization. His experience at the highest level in the global IT space, combined with his strategic abilities and strong operational and business skills, make him the perfect CEO to join our existing top management."
With over 25 years of experience, Brajesh joins Espire following a distinguished career with Birlasoft as its Executive Vice President for Americas and Managing Director for APAC region. Prior to Birlasoft, Brajesh worked with Satyam as Vice President - International Marketing and was instrumental in transforming Satyam into a tier-1 IT services provider from a smaller player. Brajesh also effectuated Satyam’s subsequent direct entry into Europe and the United States. Previous to Satyam, he was with organizations like UBICS, Computer Point and IDM.
“Espire has had an impressive track record of technology and services innovation, and I see tremendous growth opportunities for the company”, Ugra said in a statement. “This is an exciting time to be joining a small but extremely agile and resilient company wonderfully positioned to help clients address the challenges and opportunities associated with today’s business.”
About Espire Infolabs
Espire (espireinfo.com) is a fast growing full-spectrum software services firm. We take a “customer-first” view to each of our engagements, focusing on value delivered as the benchmark for our achievements. And we are proud to be one of the few Indian companies to have maintained a consistently high customer satisfaction rating over the years.
Espire has a deep commitment to quality. From being one of the first fifteen organizations in the world to be assessed at SEI CMM Level 5 in 2001, Espire has come a long way. Today, Espire Infolabs is assessed by KPMG at SEI CMMI Level 5, and is also accredited the ISO 27001:2005 (Information Security Management System) and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.
Over 16 years, Espire has successfully delivered state-of-the-art services to over 200 customers in diverse domains and technology platforms. Espire's world-class services add value, improve experience, minimize time-to-profit and maximize efficiency. Espire has a world-class, state-of-the-art offshore development & service delivery centre at New Delhi, India, which is Espire's corporate offices as well. In addition, Espire has a global footprint with offices in the USA, the UK, Australia and Japan.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements involving risk or uncertainties. Future course of action may differ from the plans discussed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to factors as risks associated with customer relations, availability of Espire's products and services, third-party vendors and systems integrators, existence of errors or defects in products, significant current and expected additional competition and the need to continue to expand product and services offerings etc.. Espire Infolabs assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release.