Infosys acquires New Zealand Gen-i’s Software business

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Tvm: Infosys has acquired New Zealand based Gen-i’s Software Solutions practice and offered positions to its more than 110 employees and contractors, who will continue to be based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The employees will expand Infosys’ New Zealand team to over 150 people, with immediate plans to hire an additional 15-30 people.

Infosys and Gen-i today announced a strategic partnership that will create a new choice for Australasian enterprises seeking local expertise and commitment, as well as global best practices and capabilities in IT services including IT consulting, business transformation and cloud-based offerings.

The partnership will be undertaken by Infosys Australia & New Zealand, the Australasian arm of global technology services and consulting company, Infosys Technologies and Gen-i, the corporate ICT arm of Telecom New Zealand. Infosys has announced that the current Software Solutions management team will lead New Zealand delivery for Infosys, with Patrick Kouwenhoven appointed to run New Zealand operations under the leadership of Ashok Mysore, Associate VP, Infosys.
 
In a release, Jackie Korhonen, CEO & MD, Infosys Australia & New Zealand said, “Since launching our first New Zealand office 18 months ago, we have been studying the market to find the right strategic partner. Our partnership with Gen-i makes sense because we share core values and complement each other’s strengths to fill some critical gaps in the marketplace. We will be adding our global R&D, business transformation and industry-specific capabilities to an iconic New Zealand brand.”
 
Chris Quin, CEO, Gen-i Australasia said that the new partnership creates new value for New Zealand and Australian enterprises by combining Gen-i’s local relationships and capability with the global expertise and best practices of Infosys. Our strategic partnership with Infosys increases the breadth and depth of solutions we can deliver to trans-Tasman clients, and supports our strategy of becoming Australasia’s most preferred ICT hosted services and integrated ICT solutions provider.
 
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