WINDERMERE, Florida, Jan. 25 -- The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals issued the following news release:
IAOP(R) today announced that Tiger Tyagarajan, President & CEO, Genpact; Atul Vashistha, CEO, Neo Group and Supply Wisdom; and Andy Walter, former Global IT Chief, Procter & Gamble, will be inducted into its prestigious Leadership Hall of Fame. They will be honored this February at a luncheon ceremony during the 2018 Outsourcing World Summit in Orlando, Florida.
"The IAOP Leadership Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who represent the highest quality of professionals in the outsourcing industry, globally," said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. "They are leaders in both business and in society. We congratulate our latest Hall of Fame inductees as they are at the forefront of advancing practices, which are a model for all organizations."
Each of the inductees is an IAOP Certified Outsourcing Professional(R) (COP). Tiger and Atul will also be speaking at the conference.
"The Advocacy and Outreach Committee is very pleased to induct three very distinguished industry leaders representing the client, advisory and service provider communities," said Jan Erik Aase, Research Director, ISG, and Chairman of IAOP's Advocacy & Outreach Committee. "These three gentlemen have been at the core of the outsourcing industry from its beginning and have influenced its direction throughout their careers. It is our privilege to recognize them and their amazing contributions."
"IAOP is very pleased to recognize Tiger, Atuland Andy as this year's inductees into the Leadership Hall of Fame. Their collective contributions have inspired innovative thought leadership and a more collaborative business strategy for achieving higher performance and better outcomes, advancing outsourcing as a business model and a profession," said John Maher, Executive Managing Director, TI Solutions.
Tiger Tyagarajan is credited as one of the industry leaders who pioneered a new global business model and transformed a division of GE (formerly GE Capital International Services) into Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for its clients. In his current role, Tiger spends a lot of his time with the C-Suite of large global corporations, helping them drive change globally and get more competitive in their industry. Over his career, Tiger has held several global roles in sales, operations, risk, and Six Sigma at Unilever, Citiand GE. Tiger is an engineer and MBA by training.
"It is an immense honor to be inducted into the IAOP Leadership Hall of Fame," said Tiger. "The recognition is a testament to the incessantly curious, courageous and incisive talent at Genpact who are constantly trying to innovate in a digitally disrupted world to help transform their clients' businesses."
Atul Vashistha was an early pioneer of globalization and the first to launch an advisory company leveraging global sourcing in services in 1999 by founding Neo Group with the mission of "Talent Without Borders." Today, Neo Group is recognized asa leading global services and sourcing data, analytics, monitoring and advisory firm. Vashistha has earned an international reputation as one of the top experts on globalization, sourcing and governance. A Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) and a founding member of IAOP, he has been called the "go to" for everything outsourcing and is always front and center in his support for the profession and the people who work in it.
"For me, this honor is truly a recognition of the thought leadership and impact that the Neo team has madeon the industry," said Atul. "It reaffirms for me that ideas are powerful when they are supported by co-creation and collaborative execution. Our team has made a significant contribution to the industry. It all started in 1999 with my passion to be an entrepreneur and to find an industry where my team and I could fundamentally change the way the operating models worked and create significant value for all stakeholders. It helped us build a company focused on and itself a symbol of 'Talent Without Borders.' I am very grateful for this honor."
Andy Walter led the Commercial Services & Delivery Organization made up of more than 1,500 IT and multifunctional professionals for Procter & Gamble's Global Business Services (GBS). He was responsible for IT & Shared Services for all global business units and markets around the world, where his team developed cutting-edge digital capabilities for P&G to win with consumers, shoppersand retailers. He created a Network of Excellence with GBS's strategic partners, which led to collaboration across shared services such as commercial and employee units, IT infrastructure and scaled project management. Among the partners, he has collaborated with are Accenture on outsourcing P&G's digital marketing campaigns, e-retailer content and virtual reality centers, and Infosys to develop a first-of-its-kind service for P&G called Reporting Shared Services.
"When I look back to the inaugural winners and those throughout the years, it's an incredible honor to receive this award," said Andy. "I believe it is always about creating strategic, win-win partnerships and I applaud the efforts of IAOP to drive this across the Industry and their focus on leadership!"
Established by IAOP in 2006, The Hall of Fame continues to grow globally and now has close to 30 members in its ranks. The unique honor recognizes individuals for their outsourcing achievements as well as their contributions to community-based economic development and socially-directed investments, career development, education and training through outsourcing. Recipients of The Leadership Hall of Fame are selected by IAOP's Advocacy & Outreach Committee and include buyers, advisors and outsourcing service providers from around the world. Visit IAOP's website for our Wall of Fame, which includes all inductees.
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