G6 Asia 2011 – Sakuntala Rao, IBM
The hybrid model is emerging as a forerunner in Asia – but Sakuntala Rao lists five different "nuances" with slight variations depending on the client’s needs. What’s important, she says, is to take an end-to-end focus, no matter where the different parts of the process reside.??Sakuntala Rao (Saku) is a Director in IBM's Growth Markets Global Process Services (GPS) Practice and is based in Bangalore, India. She joined IBM in 2003, and is currently responsible to grow the Finance & Administration (F&A) Practice in the Growth Markets Unit. She has been with IBM since the early days of its foray into GPS in India and was instrumental in the creation of a global solutions centre of excellence for IBM in India across all process areas.??Saku has over 26 years of experience in F&A across India and the Middle East in Industry, Consulting, Assurance and Process Outsourcing. She has worked with organizations like Coopers & Lybrand, KPMG and Infosys before joining IBM. She has also been a CFO of an Oman based group. She has extensive experience in GPS and has worked on several re-engineering and strategy assignments across multiple industries.