Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Comviva CEO bags IOD award

The Chief Executive Officer of Comviva Technologies Limited, Mr. Manoranjan Mohapatra, has bagged the Indian Institute of Directors (IOD) ‘Distinguished Fellow’ award.

The award was in recognition of Mr. Mohapatra’s effort in spearheading Comviva’s growth into the current leadership position in the Value Added Service (VAS) industry, across continents.

A press statement from the Communication unit of Comviva, indicated that under his leadership, Comviva has increased its footprint across Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

“Comviva is now present in 15 countries with solutions deployed by service providers in over 85 countries and powers services to more than 850 million mobile subscribers globally,” part of the press statement read.

ITRealms Online gathered that the Distinguished Fellow is an annual award, which honours members who have sustained a prominent and distinguished career or who have offered outstanding participation and services to the organization along with making special contributions to the community or business.

Reacting to the award, Mr. Mohapatra said, IOD represents the Indian corporate world’s passion for contributing the best towards the nation’s development.

“I am truly humbled at receiving this recognition. I have immense respect for the work being done by IOD in India and the award is an incentive for me to keep at the fine work that my organization has been delivering. I am proud at being a part of the success story of Comviva and as I receive the award I can’t help but acknowledge the quantum of hard work that has been put in by my colleagues in its success which has resulted in making this award a reality,” he said.

Mohapatra has steered Comviva to a leadership position since becoming CEO in November 2007 and Comviva now works closely with leading operator groups in emerging markets and is strengthening its relationships to be well positioned for future growth opportunities.

In his 25 years of professional experience, Mr. Mohapatra also worked in challenging roles at Aricent and Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT).

At the helm of affairs at Comviva, Mr. Mohapatra has additionally been pushing for financial and social inclusion to become a reality with Comviva’s offerings.

Equally honoured at the event including the past for their contribution to their organizations and the nation at large include luminaries like Dr. Abdul Kalam (Former President of India), Ms. Kiran Bedi (Ex IPS), General V P Malik (Ex Army Chief), Mr. M. Damodaran (Ex Chairman SEBI) and Mr. Kapil Sibal (Minister of Telecom). The process of awards finalization included months of rigorous evaluation by a panel of judges from the industry and government.

Remmy Nweke
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