Press Release Summary: Oceans Connect, a leading BPO organization, announces the appointment of Howard Sarna as Global CEO
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Howard Sarna appointed as CEO, Oceans Connect
Role is to oversee aggressive international growth of Oceans Connect
Pune 28th April 2008:- Oceans Connect, a leading BPO organization, announces the appointment of Howard Sarna as Global CEO.
A pioneer in the BPO industry and an MBA, Howard founded his own BPO company in UK in 1990, later selling it in 1996 to a US company, eventually becoming ClientLogic (now Sitel). Howard remained with the organization till 2005 growing it during that period from 400 associates and $15m revenue to more than 7,000 associates and $200m in revenue.
More recently, Howard spent two years as Managing Director of Dun and Bradstreet UK, a subsidiary of the NYSE-listed company. At the same time, he became a non-executive board member of Oceans Connect and has been engaged in promoting its development over last three years.
Speaking on his appointment, Howard said: "Over the past three years it's been terrific to see Oceans Connect benefiting from our early investment in IT, processes, and people. As a result the company has already grown to virtually 500 associates in its Pune operation and we're aiming for 700 by the end of the year. We're now ready to take the Company on the next stage of its journey and have set ourselves some aggressive and achievable growth targets".
When asked about the immediate future Howard commented "I'm delighted with our first steps. We are already seeing further growth in our Indian business having secured a multi-year and multi-million dollar contract."
"Our vision is to extend and replicate our high-quality systems to the UK mainland. This will enable us to offer a range of on-shore and off-shore blended solutions to our customers and to broaden our portfolio of services. We are already making significant steps in this direction and I'm very excited about the opportunities for Oceans Connect over the next few years".
About Oceans Connect
Oceans Connect is a leading Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Outsourced Services Provider based in the UK and Pune, India. It is a NASSCOM member, is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 27001:2005 certified, and has an advanced Six Sigma programme.
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