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.