Mahindra Satyam set to hire in Australia
According to Bobby Gupta, who took charge of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) operations, the region which is currently contributing eight per cent of Mahindra Satyam's global revenues, is expected to grow up to 10 per cent after merger with Tech Mahindra.
Mahindra Satyam recently appointed Bobby Gupta, who headed Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations as head of ANZ operations while G B Kumar who was with Cisco Systems earlier would take over operations of MENA region.
"We have a very strong foundation in Australia. We are right now 1,600 people there. We want to make it 5,000 people in two years time," Gupta told PTI after taking over reins of the ANZ operations.
"We have started local hiring from top Australian universities of freshers and experienced people from the local market. This will be supplemented by hiring at various ODC (offshore development centres) spread out in India, Malaysia and Philippines," he added.
Replying to a query, on the percentage of local employees, Gupta said the ratio will continue to be 40 in Australia and 60 per cent at various global locations supporting Australian clients.
He said currently MSat has over 35 clients in Australia out of which 6 to 7 are key clients in terms of revenue.
The company's big customers include Qantas and National Australia Bank.
Replying to a query on revenues he said ANZ is currently contributing
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