UST Global team tops KMA Young Managers Contest


Trivandrum: Kerala based IT company, UST Global’s team emerged the winner of the KMA Young Managers Competition organised by the Kerala Management Association in Kochi . The team comprising of Vinod, Eldho and Sunil walked away with the winner’s trophy among 31 teams that competed for the top honours.

The award was presented to the UST Global young managers at the valedictory function of the Kerala Management Association Management Week Celebrations 2014, which had ‘Responsible Management’ as its theme.

The Young Managers Contest 2014 had a presentation on the theme ‘Emphasise on Execution & Remove the Roadblocks to Kerala’s Growth’ and the UST Global team raked in top points for their clarity and substance of presentation; ability to communicate effectively with respect to questions raised by the panel of judges; awesome team work and co-ordination in presentation; and contribution of the matter to effective managerial thinking.

In a release, Sunil Balakrishnan, Global Head – Centre Operations, UST Global said, “It’s extremely gratifying to see our young managers compete with and win against strong competition from much larger organizations. It gives us confidence that we are doing something right when it comes to hiring and grooming top minds as well as providing them the right avenues to showcase their capabilities. My congratulations to the team. I am sure that this will motivate and encourage our teams to strive for larger successes within and outside the organization”.

Vinod, one of the team members, said, “We were very excited to get this opportunity and to take part as a team, competing against 31 teams was a great learning opportunity and pushed us to think better, faster and different. Instead of coming up with a list of fragmented solutions, we formulated a comprehensive solution framework which is considers all unique socio-economic characteristics of Kerala from a strategic management perspective and hence aptly named as SAMAGRAM v1.0. The solution framework was made highly actionable in nature by understanding the ground realities Kerala and this was done by conducting a survey of more than 200 individuals from different walks of life and also interviewed many eminent personalities from corporate, political, government sectors”.

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