The Awards for Excellence for the EMEA region were held on the 29th January 2014 in the Wordsworth meeting room on the 14th floor of Infosys Canary Wharf DC (Development Centre), as well as the Frankfurt, Zurich and Amsterdam offices connected by video conferencing. 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.
This event was unique, in that it was contained within Europe for the first time, with India having celebrated their Awards for Excellence separately on an earlier date. This did not stop Europe, however, putting on an absolutely excellent show of all employees in the region to enjoy, and for the winners to cherish. Employees were privileged to hear Paul de Lara, Corporate Communications Lead, Europe, Carol McCarthy, HR Head for Europe and FSI, and Srikanth Iyengar, Global Sales Head for Strategic Global Sourcing, address the audience and present UK awards, with FJ Schuermann, Country Head (Germany) and VP, Nitesh Bansal, VP and Head of Europe - Manufacturing, Dennis Gada, AVP - Sales, FSI Europe, plus Padhmanaban Arunachalam present their winners with awards in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands respectively.
All winners were warmly congratulated. In common with previous Awards for Excellence ceremonies held in the EMEA region, winners were also congratulated with explosions of cheers, applause, camera flashes and smiles.
Uniquely this year, breakfast treats were made available before the commencement of the ceremony. 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, with Germany and Switzerland enjoying their own catering, and the Netherlands winners enjoying a treat with their family.