C.R. Rao of Sify elevated to COO

Chennai, May 7, 2013: -- CR Rao, the Vice President - Strategy, Admin & HR at Managed Enterprise, Network and IT Services leader Sify Technologies. has been elevated to the post of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Sify, C R Rao has over 21 years of industry experience. A double graduate in Law and Commerce, his previous assignments were with Delta Tubes Pvt. Ltd. and Bobba Aviation Services - GSA Lufthansa Cargo.

Rao joined Sify in 2009. In his new role as the Chief Operating Officer, CR Rao will work closely with the Chairman and be responsible for all operational and delivery duties concerning Sify's multiple businesses.

Says Raju Vegesna, Chairman, Sify Technologies: "Sify is now in its third phase of growth and is emerging as a strong player in the IT solutions and services industry, with a strong focus on Cloud based services. C R Rao will play a crucial role in ensuring operational excellence during this defining period. Over the years, Rao has established a sterling track record of being persistent in his efforts to put Sify on the growth roadmap and we welcome him as he takes on a larger role on the management team."

Adds Rao: " The company is now at a defining point in its multiple service and product lines. I look forward to the challenges of this new role, equipped with rich learnings from my previous engagements."