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ISM eCommerce to invest US $ 3 m

ISM eCommerce recently signed an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) to set up a project to develop software and provide Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) services for the export market. The value of this investment is US$ 3 million.

Investment Promotion Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana presents the BOI Certificate of Registration to the investors.

ISM eCompany is a Rotterdam based full service and innovative e-commerce and e-learning firm.

The company develops for both practices, globally renowned products (Sana and Easygenerator) and provides web based solutions to clients. ISM's specialists work in the Van Nelle design factory in Rotterdam, in Zhytomir, Ukraine, New York City and Singapore.

Sri Lanka is their new location and will eventually employ talented local IT specialists, serving the Asia Pacific Hub.

ISM founder Kees de Jager said, "By creating at least 160 new high-end technical support jobs, we are convinced that this investment can bring huge advantages to Sri Lanka. We will invest heavily in education and knowledge transfer, by training local employees by industry experts abroad and in Colombo."

Jan Kees de Jager LLM MSc, who founded the company in 1992, left the firm in 2006 to become a member of the Dutch Government. He served as the State Secretary of Finance and later became the Minister of Finance of the Netherlands. He has now retired from active politics and returned to his firm as strategic enabler of ISM's international ambition and as general counsellor.

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