Satyam to set up shop in Qatar

Written by Agencies | Dubai, November 30: | Updated: Nov 30 2008, 22:34pm hrs
Information technology services company Satyam Computer Services is looking to establish a 100-per cent owned entity in Qatar and has already obtained initial clearance from the local government for branch operations in the country.

"We are currently awaiting commercial tax registration and completion of other formalities before we can set up our wholly owned operations in Qatar," Satyam's head of Asia Pacific, Middle East, India and Africa regions Virender Aggarwal told Gulf Times.

Aggarwal said Satyam was looking to set up its branch office at Doha's West Bay. The company has been providing consulting, systems integration and outsourcing solutions to some companies.

"Over 100 Satyam consultants are currently based in Qatar and it has a strong order book in the country," he said, adding, "We want to build on that. My feeling is that Qatar also looks for more commitment from large vendors like us in terms of local structure and operations rather than doing everything from abroad."

According to Aggarwal, the company's revenue in the Middle East region had increased three-folds in the six months up to September. Satyam has clients in some 65 countries including Qatar.