Verbat Adding Pace to Kerala Ops; Picks Jijo Olassa as CEO

verbatIn a bid to aggressively tap Kerala’s technology talent pool, Verbat Technologies is exponentially expanding operations in Kerala. Verbat is a digital technology firm formed by the coming together of senior IT industry professionals and niche Digital Technology focussed companies to create a scalable entity which will eventually have product spin offs.

The company, whose India operations will be from its centres in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi, has named Jijo Olassa as its CEO, ahead of strengthening its presence in the global tech arena.

Jijo brings a track record of over 15 years’ fast paced business growth in IT Services across Europe, Middle East and Asia. Prior to Verbat, Jijo was with Mindtree from 2002 and was part of the core team that grew the European business through multi-million dollar contracts, besides kick-starting Mindtree’s Middle East business. Jijo is also an early advocate of IT product start-ups and is a mentor at Startup Village in Kochi.

Jijo Olassa CEO Verbat 1Saju Varghese, Executive Chairman at Verbat Technologies, welcoming Jijo Olassa to the leadership team comments, “Set up on a solid foundation of servicing customers in Internet Technologies since 1999, Verbat is today investing in building an innovation ecosystem to deliver Digital success for our customers. Jijo’s expertise will add tremendous value in building this unique business model of a single customer facing entity that can deliver a plethora of digital technology services from Imagine to Interact.”

Sharing his excitement at joining Verbat’s founding team, Jijo Olassa said, “Verbat already has an enviable set of senior leaders in executive and advisory roles. Chief among them is Saju Varghese, who is Chairman of Verbat’s Board and is recognised as a visionary of Kerala’s IT industry with 30 years’ entrepreneurial experience in successfully setting up and managing tech companies. Verbat also has a global board of advisors with a strong management experience in key markets like US and Europe. Dev Hariharan as Verbat’s Operations Head and Deepthi Krishna as Middle East Head have already been delivering customer success stories for Verbat today.”

Verbat’s Digital Technology solutions for industry giants like Carrefour, ABB, Emaar and Intel are delivering stellar results.

Its primary services of Digital Commerce, Enterprise Mobility, Data Analytics and Cloud Solutions; and a focus on Microsoft and Open Source Technologies are resonating well with customers across the USA, Europe and the Middle East.

As CEO, Jijo will drive Verbat’s mission of nurturing innovation to engineer digital success for customers and in building IP in digital software products.