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Ramadorai conferred British honour

April 28, 2009 18:41 IST

Tata Consultancy Services' CEO and managing director, S Ramadorai, was awarded with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

The award was conferred by British Deputy High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell, at a function in Mumbai on Tuesday.'

The CBE is conferred as an acknowledgment of an individual's contribution in a particular field.

"United Kingdom and India share a special economic, cultural and political relationship that continues to grow and TCS is very proud to have played a role in strengthening these ties," Ramadorai said after receiving the CBE.

"We have been present in the UK for over a quarter of a century and it continues to be a strategic region for TCS for new opportunities and talented professionals," he said.

TCS has operations in the UK for the last 35 years. Last year, its revenue from UK touched USD 1-billion. It employs 4,200 persons in UK. British Deputy High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell, said the UK would follow the open economy model and it would not raise protectionism.

"We will continue to be an open economy," she said, answering a query on the increasing number of protectionism cries in developed countries because of the global economic slowdown.

On TCS' development centre in Mexico, a country affected by swine flu, Ramadorai said that "there is no impact to our staff because of swine flu. Our team is continuously monitoring the situation there."

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