IAOP Inducts Three Leaders Into Outsourcing Hall of Fame
Family Dollar, Luxoft and NASSCOM Executives Recognized by Industry
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 16, 2010 – Leaders from Family Dollar Stores, Luxoft and NASSCOM today were inducted into the IAOP Outsourcing Hall of Fame for their contributions to the industry and society.
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) honored Joshua R.Jewett, Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Procurement, and Chief Information Officer, Family Dollar Stores, Inc.; Dmit
The newest inductees were honored at a luncheon ceremony attended by hundreds of outsourcing professionals during the association’s 2010 annual conference, The Outsourcing World Summit® here.
Established in 2006, The Hall of Fame is unique in its recognition of individuals not only for their contributions to the management practice and industry of outsourcing, but also for their contributions to community-based economic development and socially-directed investments, as well as career development, education and training through outsourcing.
“IAOP is thrilled to recognize these three leaders who have reshaped outsourcing,” said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett. “Josh Jewett, Dmitry Loschinin and the late Dewang Mehta have inspired each of us in this industry to higher achievements and contributions to the world around us.”
“These leaders have shaped the outsourcing profession and we all benefit from their contributions today,” said IAOP’s Advocacy and Outreach committee chair, Atul Vashistha, Chairman, Neo Group and Neo Advisory.
Other recent inductees are: Oliver T. Bussmann, chief information officer of SAP AG in Germany; Michael S. Mensik, partner in the Chicago law office of Baker & McKenzie International; Yang Berhormat Senator Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz, former president and CEO of Maybank ; and Dr. Liu Jiren, chairman and CEO, Neusoft Corporation.
Customer Gives Back to Nonprofit
Jewitt has strategic and operational responsibility for all aspects of IT and Procurement for Family Dollar, an $8 billion national discount retailer. He has expanded the capacity of the IT function through multinational, strategic partnerships designed to augment both resources and skills, provide cost and process efficiencies through a global delivery model, and deliver several significant technological achievements for the company in recent years.
Jewett has joined other area CIOs to apply his leadership and technical experience to aid non-profit organizations in leveraging technology to further their missions through his continued involvement in the NPower organization in Charlotte, N.C.
Prior to Family Dollar Stores, he served as senior director for Answerthink, Inc., an international management consulting firm for 10 years. Jewitt holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.
“I am honored to accept this recognition from IAOP,” Jewitt said. “Having Family Dollar included among other progressive organizations is a compliment to our management team and my dedicated staff. The investments our company makes in our talented people, innovative processes and enabling technology has helped Family Dollar succeed in the current economy. Being able to leverage our outsourcing capability enables the business to run as a low-cost retailer providing value and convenience to our customers in small neighborhood locations during this challenging economic time.”
Outstanding Provider Chief
Loschinin has led Luxoft from its inception in April 2000 in Russia into a leading global IT outsourcing provider serving some of the world’s most successful companies. He has 20 years of IT experience, holding positions as a software engineer and management roles within leading multinationals such as KED GmbH, MCP GmbH and IBM.
Loschinin joined the IBS Group in 1998 where he successfully established an SAP implementation practice before taking charge of the IBS initiative to offer offshore software services that later became Luxoft.
Loschinin is a recognized expert on the issues of outsourcing and offshoring, and is a frequent speaker at various international industry and technology events, including Gartner’s Outsourcing Summits and RUSSOFT’s Outsourcing & Software Summits. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Moscow State University and graduated from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
“I am honored to be inducted into The Outsourcing Hall of Fame,” said Loschinin. “Being included with such a distinguished group of people in the outsourcing industry is a testament not only to my own accomplishments but of those of the entire Luxoft team.This recognition from IAOP reaffirms the importance of Eastern Europe in the outsourcing arena and the valuable skills we are able to provide in high-end outsourcing.Technical acumen along with vertical expertise and problem-solving capabilities are a top priority at Luxoft and enable us to be a valued partner to our clients.”
India’s Late IT Guru Lauded
The late Mehta was recognized as a transformation leader in India’s IT industry. He led NASSCOM, the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPO industries in India, from 1991 to his death in 2001.
Under his leadership, the association became a key voice of the Indian software and services segment and today has more than 1200 members. Mehta launched the India, Inc. crusade, building the country’s software industry into a $50 billion export to the world and successfully lobbied for favorable government policies for the industry.
He also developed a blueprint for transforming the lives of India’s people through IT. The Dewang Mehta Foundation is committed to fulfilling his dreams of an IT- literate India. It supports activities that help narrow the digital divide and deliver the benefits of IT to the masses of the country.
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, immediate past chairman, NASSCOM (2008-2009), accepted the award from IAOP at the luncheon ceremony.
“We are delighted that our late President Dewang Mehta has been inducted into the Outsourcing Hall of Fame by IAOP. Dewang was instrumental in not only building a unique organization like NASSCOM, but creating the vision and foundation for the industry in India,” said Som Mittal, president, NASSCOM.
“His passion, thrust and focus on constantly promoting India, partnering with the government and building international partnerships has helped the country achieve its status as a leading sourcing destination.”
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 100,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit www.outsourcingprofessional.org.
Kimberly L. Maneeley