The Awards for Excellence for the EMEA region were held on the 17th December 2012 in the Wordsworth meeting room on the 14th floor of Infosys's Canary Wharf DC (Development Centre). With the huge banner and stage set, we opened the doors to the numerous excited finalists as well as a number of colleagues, friends and family members there to encourage them.
The audience were exceptionally privileged to witness Anupam Kher, of Bend It Like Beckham fame (also a co-star with Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook), deliver an invigorating speech. He even tenaciously put in a few wise anecdotes in Hindi only! Prior to Mr. Anupam Kher's uplifting address, Executive Co-Chairman S. Gopalakrishnan and Infosys's CEO and Managing Director, S.D. Shibulal, were welcomed by the emcees. S.D. Shibulal addressed the audience.
Srikanth Iyengar, Head — UK PDC, was present to hand out the certificates in the UK and warmly congratulate the winners. In common with all previous Awards for Excellence ceremonies held in the EMEA region, winners were also congratulated with explosions of cheers, camera flashes and smiles.
The morning Awards for Excellence ceremony was paused half way through for late breakfast/elevenses, of which there was a good supply. After the whole ceremony concluded, all winners and attendees took a short walk to the 15th floor client lounge in the Canary Wharf DC to enjoy a fantastic buffet and more photographs. Everyone present enjoyed the self-service style dining and bottled beverages.