UST GlobalÂ® a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000 enterprises, today announced that the company was honored with theÂ Most Innovative Emerging Corporation AwardÂ at the recent International Business Awards 2012 in New Delhi, India, May 28th, 2012. Mr. Murali Gopalan, UST Globalâ€™s Joint Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President, received the award on the companyâ€™s behalf from Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communication and IT, who was also the Chief Guest of the awards ceremony. Also, present at the event were, Mr. Aveek Sarkar, Chief Editor of the ABP Group of publications, and Mr. Zarin Daruwala , ICICI Bank president.
With accolades to many Companies in various categories, UST Global was seen as winners alongside Maruti Suzuki and TCS who won in Auto & Engineering and IT & ITeS Categories respectively. Receiving the prestigious award at the ceremony, Mr. Murali Gopalan, Joint CIO and Senior VP, UST Global said, â€œAt UST Global we have built a culture where ideas are expected, not just welcome. A spirit of innovation has grown naturally from this type of culture. Overwhelmed by the award Mr. Gopalan said, â€œOur teams come up with ideas – big and small – to improve our clientsâ€™ businesses on a regular basis, so we are much honored to be recognized for our ongoing efforts in innovation.â€
In his twelve years with UST Global, Gopalan has played several senior roles. He is currently Joint Chief Information Officer. He sponsors the companyâ€™s innovation initiatives under The Apple Tree program.
International Business Awards were presented as a means of identifying those companies and sectors that have contributed the most to Indian exports and imports. This year, 12 awards were instituted: five Export awards, three Import awards, one Best Export House award, and one award to recognize the Best CFO. The five export awards in 2012 went to companies in automobile & engineering; gems & jewelry; electrical, electronics & machinery; pharmaceuticals & chemicals; and the IT and ITeS sectors. The three import awards went to firms in automobile, engineering, electricals, electronics and machinery; chemicals and petrochemicals; and metals and minerals.