16th January 2009; Colombo, Sri Lanka: Raman Roy regarded as the “Father of the Indian BPO Industry” joined the Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies, SLASSCOM the unified national IT/BPO industry association Advisory Board further strengthening the objectives of SLASSCOM.
 
Raman Roy played a pioneering role over the last 16 years in promoting Indian BPOs and proving that India can be a preferred location for Remote Processing. He is a pioneer four times over, having successfully led the BPO initiatives of American Express, GE (now Genpact) and Spectramind (now Wipro BPO) before starting Quatrro in mid 2006. Raman was the CEO of GECIS, the Business Leader for American Express’ BPO business and the Founder and CEO of Spectramind.
 
“We are delighted to have a person of Mr. Raman Roy’s caliber on our advisory board. His pioneering experience in shaping the Indian BPO industry would be of immense value to Sri Lanka” said Ranjit Fernando, Chairman of SLASSCOM.
 
Raman is intensely involved in shaping the future of the BPO industry in India, China, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. He is a member of the Executive Committee of NASSCOM, Chairman of the BPO committee of ASSOCHAM, in addition to being a member of various committees formed by the central government and state-level governments. These include committees formed by various industry associations such as NASSCOM, CII and ASSOCHAM. Raman was recently appointed to the high powered Working Group formed by the Indian Prime Minister’s Office for making recommendations on improving the supply of suitable talent to the IT & BPO sectors.
 
Raman is a rare example of a living practitioner of the BPO industry having created many successes and overcome many challenges. He has participated in directly creating 35,000+ jobs in India and indirectly enabling the employment of over 700,000+ people by his pioneering efforts that led to the creation of the BPO industry.
 
Raman is actively involved in the Sri Lankan BPO industry through his joint venture partnership with JKH. He is a passionate proponent of the IT/BPO industry and has close interactions with industry leaders in Sri Lanka.  Raman Roy in his advisory capacity will assist SLASSCOM to define the road ahead for the IT/BPO Industry in Sri Lanka.
 
The objective of SLASSCOM is to act as a catalyst of growth of the Sri Lankan IT and BPO industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework, Visit www.slasscom.lk for more details on the objectives.