SOURCE: Mahindra Satyam

Mahindra Satyam

October 25, 2012 10:27 ET

Rebecca 'Becky' Blalock Appointed Strategic Advisor for Mahindra Satyam's Energy & Utilities Business in USA

Former CIO of Southern Company Joins Mahindra IT Group's Steering Committee to Catalyze Business Expansion and Create Deeper Customer Relationships

HYDERABAD, INDIA--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) -  Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, today announced that it has appointed Ms. Rebecca 'Becky' Blalock as Strategic Advisor for its Energy & Utilities (E&U) business. She will be supporting the organization's North American region for business expansion and strengthening client relationships.

Becky will be at the forefront strategizing and giving business direction with a focus on leading edge technologies that drive modernization and operational efficiencies across the value chain. Her experience will also facilitate expansion plans in the market as the organization explores opportunities to offer a wider service suite for its E&U vertical.

Commenting on Becky's appointment, CP Gurnani, CEO, Mahindra Satyam, said, "We look forward to benefiting from her experience and leadership in the utility and information technology industries. Becky is uniquely qualified to help us continue to excel in fostering innovation and delivering service excellence to our customers."

Commenting on her new role, Becky shared, "I am proud to advise Mahindra group which is one of the largest and most successful global IT companies. It will be my objective to ensure our customers experience the business benefits that Mahindra's technology and processes can deliver across the Energy and Utilities sector."

About Rebecca 'Becky' Blalock:

Becky Blalock's career has spanned more than 30 years, and has included leadership roles at Southern Company and Georgia Power. As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Southern Company, Blalock directed IT strategy and operations across 120,000 square miles and nine subsidiaries, and led 1,400 employees and contractors. Under her leadership, Southern Company was named among the 100 Most Innovative Companies by CIO Magazine and one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld Magazine. She is recognized across the community and continues to earn accolades for her service. She is a prominent board member of various organizations across the US. She was named the CIO of the Year in The Utility industry by Energy Biz Magazine in 2009 and was also awarded the inaugural Women in Technology Lifetime Achievement award -- an award that recognizes extraordinary women who have inspired others and provided significant impact to the technology community over the course of their career.

About Mahindra Satyam

Mahindra Satyam is a global business consulting and information technology services company leveraging deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices and a global delivery model to help businesses transform their processes and improve performance. The company's professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship management, business intelligence, business processes, engineering and product lifecycle management, infrastructure services, among other services.

The company has development and delivery centres in the United States of America, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Hungary, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia and serves numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations.

Mahindra Satyam is part of the USD 15.4 billion Mahindra Group. The Mahindra Group employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries and operates in key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India's Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow. In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea's SsangYong Motor Company.

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