Virtusa CEO named 'Business Leader of the Year'
The Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) has named Virtusa Corporation
CEO Kris Canekeratne as one of its Business Leaders of the Year (in the
large business category).
"I am delighted to have been named WBJ's Business Leader of the Year.
This recognition is a direct reflection of the dedication and hardwork
of our global team members and their commitment to our clients," said
Chairman and CEO at Virtusa, Kris Canekeratne.
"Central Massachusetts has been home to Virtusa since our inception
and has provided us with excellent infrastructure and easy access to
talent, all key enablers of our growth platform."
The Worcester Business Journal recognised Canekeratne for his role in
driving continued success at Virtusa and for helping transform the IT
"Over the past eight years, Virtusa experienced significant growth
across industries such as banking and financial services, insurance and
healthcare under Canekeratne's leadership," a spokesman for the company
The Worcester Business Journal stated, "As customers shift toward
more online and mobile services, Virtusa could be on the brink of
"The Virtusa story is very compelling as a company that has stayed
ahead of the curve of change in information technology," said editor of
the journal, Rick Saia. "That takes great foresight, and it's something
Kris Canekeratne has shown since he founded the company. He seems to
have that combination of engineering and business acumen that is elusive
in many people."
"As the IT industry transforms to capitalise on new opportunities,
Virtusa continues to lead in mobile, social and other emerging
technologies. Virtusa enables its customers to build and deploy new
solutions that drive business transformation," he said.
The journal also recognised Canekeratne for spearheading Virtusa's
award-winning sustainability efforts and community involvement.