Virtusa’s Kris Canekeratne selected as EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2018 award winner in New England regional finals

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS:VRTU), a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT outsourcing services that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, today announced that its chairman & CEO, Kris Canekeratne, is a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2018 Award in the New England region for the Business Process Outsourcing category. The awards program took place on June 28, at a gala in Boston.

This prestigious awards program recognizes entrepreneurs across industries who have steered their organizations’ excellence in areas such as innovation and financial performance and have showcased exemplary personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Kris Canekeratne was selected as a winner by a panel of independent judges, making him one of ten representatives from the New England region to contend for the coveted U.S. national title.

“I am honored to receive this award from EY. I extend my hearty congratulations to the other winners and all of New England’s enterprising leaders who are leading disruption in their fields and making exceptional contributions to the socio-economic growth of this region and beyond,” said Kris Canekeratne, chairman & CEO of Virtusa.

“Virtusa and the industries it serves are at a seminal moment. The digitization of businesses and the world will only accelerate. The task to innovate will only grow in consequence. While the industry is still at the early stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Virtusa is incredibly well positioned to help its clients envision and usher in transformative digital futures, creating competitive differentiation for them and for us. We are well on our way to realizing our vision of becoming the leading Digital Engineering Services Firm in the world, by leveraging the platform and philosophies that helped us turn an under-funded startup in Westborough, Massachusetts, into a billion dollar global leader. I believe that this award is a wonderful acknowledgement, both of how far we have come and where we are going. In both regards, the award really belongs to our clients, partners, team members, and shareholders around the world. Without their commitment and belief, we would not be here today,” shared Kris.


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