Mr. Edward ‘Ted’ Pretty appointed as Chairman: Australia and New Zealand operations of Mahindra Satyam

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Move towards expediting rapid expansion and creating deeper relationships in the Australian, New Zealand and Asian markets

Rohit Gandhi, Senior Vice President, Mahindra Satyam (Asia Pac, India, Middle East and Africa) said, “Ted joins us at a time when the Industry is poised to transform. We look forward to benefit from his valuable experience.

Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, today announced that it has appointed Edward ‘Ted’ Pretty as the Chairman for its Australian and New Zealand operations. He will also be supporting the Company’s Asian region for telecom business expansion.

Ted will be driving the strategy for Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra across network engineering and operations, business intelligence & analytics, cloud, mobility and security. Ted’s experience will also facilitate expansion plans in the region as the Organization explores opportunities to offer a higher service suite to businesses in the region.

Commenting on Ted’s appointment, Rohit Gandhi, Senior Vice President, Mahindra Satyam (Asia Pac, India, Middle East and Africa) said, “Ted joins us at a time when the Industry is poised to transform. We look forward to benefit from his experience, leadership and feel confident that Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam will continue to excel in driving relationships, fostering innovation and deliver service excellence to our customers.”

Commenting on his new role, Ted shared,“I am indeed proud to join the Mahindra Group as it is one of the largest and most successful global technology services businesses. It will be my objective to ensure that our clients see and experience the business benefits that Mahindra Satyam – Tech Mahindra technology and processes can deliver across the IT&T, financial services, industrial, e-Government and health sectors in particular."

About Edward ‘Ted’ Pretty:

Ted is an industry veteran and commenced his career as a lawyer with degrees in economics and law. Ted has held significant advisory, CXO (executive and non executive Board and Chairman) roles in Australia with esteemed organizations such as Optus, Telstra, Fujitsu, Visy and RP Data. He is currently non executive director of National Carrier Neutral data centre provider NextDC Limited and Chairman of the leading online and digital media adviser and investor CMB Capital and SiteTour, the cloud based out-of-home advertising and data platform.

About Mahindra Satyam -

Mahindra Satyam is a global business consulting and information technology services company leveraging deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices and a global delivery model to help businesses transform their processes and improve performance. The company's professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship management, business intelligence, business processes, engineering and product lifecycle management, infrastructure services, among other services.

The company has development and delivery centres in the United States of America, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Hungary, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia and serves numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations.

Mahindra Satyam is part of the USD 15.4 billion Mahindra Group. The Mahindra Group employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries and operates in key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow. In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.

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