26 Oct : India’s largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services’ chief S Ramadorai has been awarded the International CEO of the Year Award by Latin Trade, a leading global business magazine focusing on South America.
The honour comes at the time when the country’s IT industry is experiencing the ripple effects of the financial crisis that has hit the US, the largest importer of the service, forcing many of the companies to pursue business opportunities in new markets such as Latin America and the Middle-East.
The award was given at a gala function here attended by more than 300 leaders from Latin America and the US, including Presidents, ministers, CEOs of multinational and Latin American companies and financial institutions.
Other winners of the 14th annual Latin Trade Bravo Business Awards, given to honour government and business leaders for their contributions to progress in South America and the Caribbean, included President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe Vlez (Leader of the Year), Governor of Central Bank of Brazil Henrique de Campos Meirelles (Financier of the Year) and CEO of LAN Airlines Enrique Cueto Plaza (CEO of the Year).
The 2008 winners share a commitment to excellence and proven leadership in times of great change, said Mike Zellner, Editorial Director of Latin Trade.
Over 1,60,000 Latin Trade readers worldwide nominate business, political and social leaders to be recognised for their outstanding achievement.
In consultation with leading international experts, Latin Trade editors select winners in nine categories to be honoured at the prestigious Latin Trade Bravo Business Award ceremony.