Caption: L-R: Cpt Ravindra Kodagalli (Mphasis Corporate Support/Real Estate ), Hariharan Padmanaban (BDM Global Markets, Orion City – Sri Lanka ), MG Raghuraman (Head Business Ops – Mphasis), Jeevan Gnanam (CEO, OrionCity – Sri Lanka), Ramana Tadepalli (Head, Real Estate – Mphasis)
Orion City announced today the arrival of MphasiS, India’s 7th largest global software provider, which is set to commence operations at the IT Park by May 2010, and provide employment opportunities to over 2,000 IT professionals over the next three years.
The subsidiary of global giant Hewlett-Packard Group (HP), MphasiS will occupy an initial space of 20,000 sq ft at Orion City.
The company is a leading applications services, remote infrastructure services and business process outsourcing services provider and with over 34,000 people, the company services global clients across industries.
MphasiS joins other global ITO/BPO companies such as Virtusa, MediGain, Cinergix and Saber Technologies who have stamped their presence at the IT Park. Orion City is the part of the St. Anthony’s Group of Companies and is the group’s latest large scale infrastructure project. The city promises to house 3 million square feet of commercial development attracting top service related companies from around the world.
Mphasis’ move to Orion, heralds an exciting time in Sri Lanka’s IT/BPO industry; as one of the first to move to Sri Lanka, Mphasis promises to create job opportunities and attract human resources to encourage the nascent but quickly growing IT/BPO industry.
Orion has been working closely with SLASSCOM and other government institutions like the ICTA and BOI over the years to attract more foreign companies into the service sector and the country is being promoted as niche finance and accounting/KPO destination globally through the efforts of SLASSCOM and the government.
Commenting on Orion City’s latest development, Milinda Wickremeratne, General Manager of Orion Management Consortium said, “We understand the service sector; and we’re proud to partner with some of the world’s most dynamic corporations. Top brands like MphasiS will continue to find their way here because they recognize Orion City to be one of the best IT Parks.”
Wickremeratne added, “Orion City presents end-to-end IT-based infrastructure solutions at one central location enabling tenants like MphasiS to focus on their core business. This new client reaffirms our commitment to boost the IT sector by creating a platform in Colombo for international IT companies to spread their wings.”
Hariharan Padmanaban, Business Development Manager, Global Markets at Orion City too welcomed the move by MphasiS, stating, “Orion City IT Park’s vision in making Sri Lanka a global IT destination is fast becoming a reality. Attracting global businesses requires an understanding of specific needs, patience and support, which we provide. Our global client base is growing and we intend to triple these efforts going forward.”