SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

July 12, 2010 08:03 ET

GlobalEnglish Honored in Seventh Annual International Business Awards(SM)

CEO Drives Growth for On-Demand Business English Communication During a Challenging Year

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Deepak Desai, President and Chief Executive Officer of GlobalEnglish Corporation, has earned a Distinguished Honoree medal in the category of Executive of the Year -- North America at The 2010 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business.

Honorees were selected from more than 1,700 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 countries. Honorees were determined through two rounds of judging by professionals worldwide.

Deepak Desai was nominated in the category of Executive of the Year -- North America for his support of, and dedication to, his global workforce during a difficult year. He committed to no restructuring or layoffs, and remained the "eternal optimist" steering the company towards its long term growth plan, investing in the future, and focusing on innovation. As a result, in 2009 -- a year in which many companies took a loss and employees lost their jobs -- GlobalEnglish introduced three new products, increased its headcount by 18%, and maintained the company on positive, profitable growth in a difficult year.

"I am humbled to have received the Distinguished Honoree medal for this award," said Desai. "This award deserves to be shared with the entire company; they believed in their leader, and did what they needed to do to help the company succeed. I played but a small role in a company-wide effort."

"Despite the harsh economic climate, entries to the IBAs actually grew a bit this year, and that illustrates the increasing importance of The International Business Awards worldwide," said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs. "We congratulate all of the honorees, and we look forward to recognizing them for their achievements at our gala awards dinner in Istanbul on 27 September."

Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala dinner on Monday, 27 September at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. Complete lists of honorees and other details are available at

About GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning, and support for business English communication for the world's top companies. The company offers a suite of scalable, on-demand products that helps employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.

GlobalEnglish is proudly made up of a team of global consultants who partner with clients to assess their business English needs, ensure successful implementation, and provide ongoing local support in over 30 countries worldwide.

GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Unisys, and Wyeth.

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About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at