Manoranjan Mohapatra Conferred IOD ‘Distinguished Fellow’ Award
Comviva CEO is recognized for spearheading the company’s growth as an industry leader and for setting benchmarks in the VAS industry
New Delhi (India), August 22, 2011: The Institute of Directors (IOD) has awarded the prestigious ‘Distinguished Fellow’ award to Manoranjan Mohapatra, Chief Executive Officer of Comviva Technologies Limited. The award recognizes Mr. Mohapatra’s effort in spearheading Comviva’s growth into the current leadership position in the VAS industry, across continents.
Under his leadership, Comviva has increased its footprint across Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Comviva is now present in 15 countries with solutions deployed by service providers in over 85 countries and powers services to more than 850 million mobile subscribers globally.
The Distinguished Fellow is an annual award, which honours members who have sustained a prominent and distinguished career or who have offered outstanding participation and services to the organization along with making special contributions to the community or business.
Expressing his delight at receiving the award Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Comviva said “IOD represents the Indian corporate world’s passion for contributing the best towards the nation’s development and I am truly humbled at receiving this recognition. I have immense respect for the work being done by IOD in India and the award is an incentive for me to keep at the fine work that my organization has been delivering. I am proud at being a part of the success story of Comviva and as I receive the award I can’t help but acknowledge the quantum of hard work that has been put in by my colleagues in its success which has resulted in making this award a reality.”
Manoranjan Mohapatra has steered Comviva to a leadership position since becoming CEO in November 2007. Comviva now works closely with leading operator groups in emerging markets and is strengthening its relationships to be well positioned for future growth opportunities. In his 25 years of professional experience, Mr. Mohapatra has also worked in challenging roles at Aricent and Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT). At the helm of affairs at Comviva, Mr. Mohapatra has additionally been pushing for financial and social inclusion to become a reality with Comviva’s offerings.
Some of the individuals that IOD has honoured in the past for their contribution to their organizations and the nation at large include luminaries like Dr. Abdul Kalam (Former President of India), Ms. Kiran Bedi (Ex IPS), General V P Malik (Ex Army Chief), Mr. M. Damodaran (Ex Chairman SEBI) and Mr. Kapil Sibal (Minister of Telecom). The process of awards finalization included months of rigorous evaluation by a panel of judges from the industry and Government.
About Comviva Technologies Limited
Comviva is the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS. With an extensive portfolio of solutions spanning VAS infrastructure, applications delivery platforms and customer-facing applications, Comviva enables mobile service providers to enrich mobile users’ lives, whilst rationalizing costs, accelerating revenue growth and enhancing customer lifetime value. Comviva’s solutions are deployed by service providers in over 85 countries and power services to more than 850 million mobile subscribers globally. For more information, visit www.comviva.com
Institute of Directors is an apex organization of company directors in India. It is committed to upgrading the professional competence of its directors and enhancing the competitiveness of Indian business. IOD deals with all the issues relevant to preparing the Directors to become global business leaders and the subjects include Total Quality Management, Environment Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance.IOD is headed by Justice M N Venkatchaliah , Former Chief Justice of India and it has two special wings i.e Centre for Social Responsibility headed by Justice P N Bhagwati and Centre for Corporate Governance headed by Justice A M Ahmadi ,Former Chief Justices of India .IOD has a strong membership base of 1500 Institutional and 16000 Individual members .