BrandArena: Ramesh Awtaney led iSON Group Bags Double Awards

Friday, 6 May 2016

Ramesh Awtaney led iSON Group Bags Double Awards

• Clinches ‘Best Practices Award’ and ‘Exceptional CSR Award’

Ramesh Awtaney
iSON Group, Africa’s leading IT and ITeS organization, bags two awards from the Great Place To Work  (GPTW) organization, under the Bright Spot category for ‘Best Practices' and exceptional ‘CSR’. The star studded corporate award ceremony was held at the prestigious Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday April 29, 2016.

The Great Place to Work awards is about recognizing organizations who have demonstrated and been affirmed by their employees as the best place to work at.  This year, beyond the main category award, GPTW sought out Nigeria’s “Bright Spot” which are organizations that consistently engage in empowering their employees, transforming their communities and ensuring excellent service delivery for all their customers.

Reacting to the award, Founder & Chairman of iSON Group, Ramesh Awtaney said, “We are deeply honored to receive both awards.  This is a collective win for all of us, one that underscores the passionate pursuit of our long-term vision of inclusive growth for all our stakeholders, especially our employees who have been committed to providing only the highest standard of services in line with international best practice, to our customers. “

“Our company philosophy and management practice have been developed to provide our staff with a work culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. This has led to rapid employee growth and retention,” Awtaney further added.  “In addition, we focus on accelerating youth empowerment for sustainable development as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program in Nigeria.  We also employ staff from marginalized sectors, allowing iSON and its dedicated employees the opportunity to develop our communities through socio economic empowerment and skills development”.

The company currently employs 5000+ personnel with 99.5% of its work force as Nigerians. In less than a year, iSON has set up three state-of-the-art facilities in Ibadan, Abeokuta and Ilorin, in addition to an existing facility in Ibadan. Each facility is fully equipped with a functional and contemporary Skill Development Centre.  The centre continues to provide skills training for thousands of graduates employed by the organization. iSON can proudly boast of being one of the top generators of employment opportunities and capacity builders of talents across its footprints.

With a vision to create a fully digital Africa, iSON Group is changing the IT landscape in the continent - and is poised to establish Sub-Saharan Africa as a strong contender in the offshoring sector, whilst acting as a catalyst in raising the quality benchmark of IT services in this geography.

iSON has won several awards including the ASSOCHAM India-Africa Champion in Biz Awards 2015 for “Distinguished Achievement in IT & ITES”, Gartner Cool Vendor 2015, EBA 50 Best Global Employer Brand 2015, EBA Africa Best Employer Brand 2015 & 2014 amongst several others. iSON was also a finalist in Africa CEO Forum Awards 2016,  the Total Telecom Africa Awards 2015, the African Business Awards 2015 in CSR, Africa Business of the Year award Africacom Awards 2015 in the Changing Lives category, including  the Best Pan-Africa Initiative  categories spanning all industries.

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