India's top IT facility managers honoured

Bangalore, April16, 2012: The large IT infrastructure and community in India has created the need for a special interest group that addresses the needs and challenges of Facility Management.
“Facility Management Zone”
is a forum of about 600 plus Facility Managers (FMs) comprising of Senior Management level Executives in various reputed Organizations spread across Information Technology, Banking & Insurance, Financial Services, Telecom, Manufacturing, Educational & other related Industries who have joined hands with an intention of sharing knowledge & best practices across industry.
Last week, FMZ joined hands with Vestian Global Workplace Services to host the first ever Facility Management Awards in Bangalore to felicitate industry professionals who have made significant contribution to the development of the Facilities function in the industry. The event was supported by NASSCOM.
The event saw experts from the industry like Anant Koppar, Chairman & CEO - KTwo Technology Solutions; Priti Parekh, COO – AMBA Research; Kritika M, Manager – Initiatives and Forums, NASSCOM; Umesh.NV, Director Operations – EMC2; Mohan.KG., General Manager – Operations & Location Head – Wipro BPO and Sumeet Anand, VP - Real Estate & Facilities – Global - JP Morgan Chase assist in selecting the winners of the first Indian Facility Management Awards.
Said Sridhar Raghavendra, Co-Founder, FM Zone India: “We received an overwhelming response from the industry to participate in various award categories”.
Added Shrinivas Rao, CEO-Asia Pacific, Vestian Global: “We are proud to be associated with FM Zone India which is a first-of-its-kind platform specifically for the facility manager’s community, an integral part of any organization. The Facility Management Awards is a unique initiative to recognize today’s
The recipients of the 2012 Facility Management Awards:
1) Facility Manager of the Year -  Kumara S, SAP Labs India
2) Transport Manager of the Year -  Sujay CS, Mphasis HP
3) Best Effort towards Power Conservation –  N. Murty, Redhat - Pune
4) Best Designed Facility of the Year - SAP Labs Gurgaon
5) Best Retail & Corporate Services Manager – BIFS -  Sushma Bharath, ING Vysya Life Insurance
6) Travel Manager of the Year - . K.K. Nair, Mphasis HP
7) Best Initiative towards Renewable & Sustainability – BIAL
8) Best IT Park – Embassy Golf Link
9) FM Zone Citizen Award – Manoraj – BIAL

Facility Services Management ( FM Zone is a forum of facility managers established in 2004, is an organization dedicated for the well being of the facility management staff across different industry in India. It’s a brain child of five IT professionals Sunil V. ( Tavant Technologies), Ruphus V. ( Microland ), Sridhar Raghavendra ( Mphasis HP ), Jagannath Rao ( LG Soft India ), Gilbert Raj ( Sonus Networks ). Facility Management Zone has its foot print in Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad & Noida and is in the process of having more members to represent all other major cities. Some of the members belong to large IT & ITES Corporate such as Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, Convergys, Mphasis, Tavant Technologies, Oracle, SAP, Dell, HP, Mindtree, Nokia, Yahoo etc.