Kochi: V K Mathews, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Technopark, Trivandrum based IBS Software Services, was conferred this year’s Management Leadership Award instituted by the Kerala Management Association (KMA). Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy presented the award at a function held in Kochi on April 23, 2013.
In his address, the Chief Minister said, “Kerala should look forward to exploring more opportunities in the IT sector. We had missed quite a lot of opportunities in the past and we should make sure that such mistakes are not repeated.”
The CM also lauded the contributions that Mathews has made to the IT industry in Kerala and also the efforts that he puts into bringing the state to the forefront of the nation’s IT scenario. He said that the courage and willpower that enabled Mathews to start his enterprise in Kerala and to make it a huge success is indeed commendable. He also mentioned the very crucial role that Mathews played in making the ‘Emerging Kerala’ event a big success.
The KMA Management leadership Award recognizes extraordinary Management leaders for their exemplary leadership qualities in conjunction with their remarkable contributions to management and institution building in Kerala. The award consists of a Gold Medal and a citation. Krishnakumar Natarajan, Chairman, Nasscom and CEO & MD, Mindtree, and S R Nair, President, KMA were among those present on the occasion.
Mathews founded IBS in 1997 with a vision to redefine the way the global travel, transportation and logistics industries managed their businesses. As the founder of one of the very few successful software product companies in Kerala, he has acquired business know-how by acquiring six international companies (in Europe, USA and India) during its 15 year journey. Today, IBS is a multinational corporation, serving over 170 clients worldwide, employing 2,000 professionals from 30 different nationalities.
With over 30 years of work experience, Mathews is a thought leader and a specialist in aviation business. He holds a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and had executive management education from Harvard Business School,
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