MUMBAI, India - March 1, 2007 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Vishal Dhupar, managing director, Symantec, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region has won the 'Young Achiever Award' as part of the 2007 IT-People Awards for Excellence in Information Technology. The award recognizes his contribution and accomplishments to the Indian IT industry over the past two decades.
IT-People Awards for Excellence in Information Technology acknowledges outstanding individual contributions in the field of Information Technology. The IT-People Awards symbolize the highest level of excellence in recognizing talent, aspiration and ambition of people who have built corporations for the future. This year's jury panel included business and industry leaders such as Dr Ganesh Natarajan, deputy chairman & managing director, Zensar Technologies Ltd, Mr. Rajnikant Patel, chief executive officer & managing director, Bombay Stock Exchange, Mr. Rajeev Dubey, president HR & corporate services, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Mr. Adi Cooper, vice chairman, IT People Ltd.
With more than 20 years experience in information technology, Vishal has extensive leadership and industry experience. Dhupar has led Symantec's sales and marketing operations in India since July 2005. Dhupar has successfully and seamlessly integrated Symantec and Veritas product portfolios for the SAARC Region. His effective management and leadership skills have facilitated a smooth integration of sales and marketing operations.
On winning this prestigious award, Vishal Dhupar, managing director, Symantec India said, "I thank the jury of the IT-People Awards for Excellence in Information Technology for this recognition. Winning this award is a great honor for me and is a reflection of Symantec's effort in India and the SAARC region to bring confidence in a connected world for our customers."
"The awards are based on the belief that excellence never goes out of fashion," said Dr. R. L. Bhatia, project director, IT-People Awards.
Talking specifically on the 'Young IT Achiever' award, Dr. Bhatia said, "This award celebrates icons of IT talents and the immense potential India has as an economy with the people who make a difference. We are delighted Vishal has been selected to receive this year's award."
The other distinguished award winners for 2007 are Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, chairman, Cognizant Technology; Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, chief operating officer, Infosys; Mr. Ashish Kumar Chauhan, chief information officer, Reliance Infocomm Limited; Mr. Jaspreet Bindra, country manager, MSN India; Mr. Atul Nishar, founder and chairman, Hexaware Technologies and many others.
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