UST Global expands Philippines ops

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Tvm: UST Global, the new-generation pioneer in IT and BPO services based in Technopark, inaugurated its new Manila offshore development centre today. The centre was inaugurated by Ms. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Republic of Philippines.

The new centre at McKinley Hills at Manila is a state of the art facility that would cater to its Global 2,000 clients in North America and Europe. UST Global first came to Manila after recognising the Philippines as an emerging destination for information technology outsourcing and identifying the potential rate of development in the region. Ever since the company first set up its Manila centre, it has been in expansion mode in preparation for opening this larger, best-in-class work environment.

In accordance with their aggressive expansion plans across Asia, there are plans for a considerable increase in the resource strength of the Manila centre. In the first phase of expansion, UST Global seeks to hire around 1,000 IT professionals at the new centre over the next 12 months and envisions the workforce growing to more than 5,000 IT professionals over the next few years. Since UST Global provides solutions for the Global 2000 market, associates at the Manila centre will be working very closely with some of the most powerful business enterprises in the world.

Sajan Pillai, CEO, UST Global said, “In the past 10 years, UST Global has been working with some of the biggest names in world business. Through our new centre in Manila, we have access to some of Asia’s most talented knowledge professionals for building on our Global Engagement Model. We are also expanding in other parts of the world, such as Latin America, with the same objective of tapping into these overlooked talent pools.” IT professionals can expect a world-class work environment at the new facility, as UST Global believes in not only delivering smart solutions but also in building strong relationships with its associates, giving them the opportunity to develop their competencies and skills.

Joe Nalkara, President, UST Global, predicts that the Philippines centre will be a strategically significant geographical and business location for the growing Asian presence of UST Global. “We zeroed in on the Philippines because of the highly skilled and refined work culture we’ve observed here. This is a perfect match with the style of functioning we follow elsewhere in our centres,” he said.

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