“Sri Lanka – The Island of Ingenuity”: Exploring Business and Investment Opportunities with the Philippines’ Pioneer Business Process Management (BPM) Organization

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, as an initiative to explore opportunities for the Sri Lankan IT-BPM industry, continues to engage with reputed industry players in the Philippines.

On 16 November 2020, the Embassy facilitated a virtual introduction and exploratory meeting between the Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and Hinduja Global Solutions-Philippines (HGS), a pioneer business process management organization in the Philippines.

In initiating the discussions, Ambassador Gunasekera promoted the strengths of Sri Lanka particularly in IT infrastructure, IT education, software and solutions, highly-competent workforce, business climate, and the innovative nature of its people. She also mentioned the government’s unwavering support to the industry and its prospective investors in line with the goal of establishing the country as a “Global Innovation Hub” under the Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor, the national policy framework of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Pushkar Misra, President and CEO of HGS-Philippines, expressed his gratitude to the Embassy for organizing the informative session. Together with his colleagues from India, he mentioned his interest to take the initiative further with SLASSCOM by identifying potential areas for collaboration and investment as well as the appropriate partners in the IT-BPO industry with focus on how Sri Lanka can cater to their operations in servicing the global healthcare industry.

On the other hand, Ms. Sandra De Soyza, Vice Chairman of SLASSCOM, assured the chamber’s commitment to support HGS in its endeavor to explore Sri Lanka as a potential destination for investment and expansion.

Hinduja Global Solutions is a business process management organization under the Hinduja Group. Its subsidiary in the Philippines, HGS-Philippines, employs 11,000 employees and operates BPO centers all over the country since 2004.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
17 November 2020