Satyam: Malaysia strategic location for growth

  • Business
  • Saturday, 04 Sep 2004

SATYAM Computer Services Ltd views Malaysia as a strategic location for its growth, said chairman B. Ramalinga Raju. 

Malaysia was not only seen as a market place but one having a strategic location for expansion of its delivery system globally, he told reporters in Cyberjaya on Thursday after announcing the completion of the initial phase of its first mass recruitment of entry level engineers outside India. 

Some 20 new graduates hired from top Malaysian universities will undergo intensive training at its development centre in Cyberjaya for 14 weeks. 

Raju said of the total 15,000 employees, about 4,000 of them were out of India, servicing clients at different locations in various countries.  

“We believe that our relationship with Malaysia and our operation in the country are quite strategic for the growth of the company,” he said.  

He said the company believed the Global Solutions Centre (GSC), which was set up here, was expected to have about 100 people. 

Raju said what was unique about hiring some 20 fresh graduates as part of Satyam’s team was that it was the first time the company was doing this outside India. 

If this experimental plan were successful, then we are quite keen on expanding the size significantly,” he said. 

Raju, who is participating at the high level Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) International Advisory Panel discussions here, said the newly recruited engineers would be assigned to software consulting and development projects which Satyam had secured from Malaysian government agencies and business organisations. 

Satyam provides services to more than 105 Fortune 500 global companies. – Bernama  

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