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UST Global

April 05, 2011 14:10 ET

Acclaimed Industry Innovator and Insurance Subject Matter Expert Harvinder Luthra Joins UST Global

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) -  UST Global® (UST), a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000 enterprises, today announced that acclaimed innovator Harvinder Luthra has joined its Insurance Vertical practice. Luthra comes to UST from Aditya Birla Minacs, where, as President of Insurance & Healthcare Services, he provided an intense focus on the company's Insurance Services business and was responsible for its overall strategy, business development and growth. Prior to that, he served for more than 32 years in various senior positions with IBM Canada's insurance industry vertical, and was named IBM Canada's global Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Strategy and Change Management for the insurance industry.

With a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto, as well as an MBA from Toronto's York University and a Masters in Insurance from Georgia State University, Luthra has also led multiple consulting projects in aligning business strategies with operational and technology initiatives, as well as in streamlining critical insurance processes.

In addition to being accountable for growth in UST Global's Insurance Vertical practice, Luthra will be responsible for expanding the company's capabilities in order to uniquely service the insurance industry. As part of that effort, he will mentor and grow the UST insurance team. Luthra will also look to ensure client satisfaction with key clients and develop relationships with leading insurance solution providers.

On joining the UST team, Luthra said: "UST, with its unique client partnership model, is leading the worldwide insurance industry in its quest to cope successfully with constantly changing technology and global business conditions. UST's particular approach to client engagement management is another factor that differentiates it as the industry leader. I, too, have always focused both on aligning business strategies with operational and technology initiatives, as well as maintaining long-term client relationships, so this feels like a very natural fit."

Joe Nalkara, President, UST Global said, "We are very pleased to welcome Harvinder into the UST family. His far-reaching accomplishments and expertise will be a perfect fit with UST's 'fewer clients, more attention' model. Harvinder's experience adds a new dimension to UST's growing capability in the insurance space."

About UST Global®
UST Global® is a next-generation IT service and business process outsourcing provider focused on delivering IT and business solutions to the Global 1000 market. Distinguished by its commitment beyond contract, the company focuses on added attention to fewer large, long-term, loyal clients. UST Global® uses an optimal blend of locally-based senior resources and highly accomplished and cost-effective offshore teams. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and London, England the company fosters client-specific cutting-edge innovation from its state-of-the-art centers in India and the Philippines which are consistently praised and awarded by customers. For more information visit: www.ust-global.com

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