Ernst & Young GSS to set up their third centre in Trivandrum Kinfra SEZ

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Tvm: Ernst & Young Global Shared Services (GSS) has announced their third centre in Kerala at the Kinfra Film & Video Park Special Economic Zone at Kazhakuttam in Thiruvananthapuram. This will be their fourth facility in Kerala with two in Technopark, Trivandrum (Gayatri & Tejaswani) and one in Infopark, Kochi (Athulya). The MoU for the new centre was signed between Tim Eddy, Global Vice Chair, EY Global Services and S Ramnath, Managing Director, KINFRA in Trivandrum today.

Interacting with the media, Tim said, “It has been a great journey for us in Kerala and today GSS Kerala has 1,254 highly skilled professionals and we would like to double this figure in a not too distant future. The new centre spread over 60,000 sq. ft. would seat about 800 professionals.”

Binu Koshy, Leader, GSS Kerala said, “We are happy with the excellent infrastructure here and the new space substantially increases the size of our facilities, allowing us to respond to growing demands for our shared services from our customers worldwide. This would give more opportunities for the people of Kerala to work in a company like EY.”

Minister for Industries & IT, Shri P K Kunhalikutty said that EY setting up their third centre in Kerala was a sign of prosperity for Kerala. Ramnath commented that it’s a great start to the Emerging Kerala campaign as this announcement comes just a day after the launch of the campaign.

P H Kurian IAS, Principal Secretary (IT); Mala Garg, GSS CBS Global Leader and Deepak Swaroop, GSS CBS Global Service Delivery Leader were among those present.

Set in a beautifully landscaped area of 75 acres of land, the Kinfra Film &Video Park is a fully owned subsidiary company of the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA). The Kinfra SEZ was initially notified for IT – Animation & Gaming in 2007 but recently Kinfra had obtained SEZ approval for IT / ITeS.

GSS Kerala, the combined entity of the Kochi and Trivandrum centres, provides shared services support in IT, Finance & Accounting, HR, Risk Management, Knowledge, and Creative Services. Set up in 2002 as a Shared Services Centre for the Ernst & Young Middle East offices, GSS Kerala has now expanded to provide support for EY firms in 140 countries across the world.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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