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VivCorp Signs Partnership with a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC
Colombo, Sri Lanka – December 7, 2015 – VivCorp signs a strategic partnership with a subsidiary of John Keells Group, in order to market BPO services in the United States.
“One of our goals when we formed VivCorp was to take Sri Lankan companies and showcase their value to the world,” says Kristi Huynh, Group Director, VivCorp.
This initiative will be supported by VivCorp’s subsidiary VivSource in bringing business processing opportunities to Sri Lanka.
The John Keells Group has international IT / BPO delivery capability and its key strength in promoting Sri Lanka’s IT sector is the company’s ability to scale to any project.” explains Ms. Huynh. “First we have to promote Sri Lanka’s strength and capability in the field to build the trust of the American market, and this will be one of the key objectives of John Keells Holdings PLC with regards to this operation.”
The partnership was formulated with a long term strategy of bringing more business to Sri Lanka to propel employment opportunities to the local market while establishing a sector branding exercise for the country.
John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) is Sri Lanka’s largest listed company in the Colombo Stock Exchange. From managing the largest number of hotel rooms in Sri Lanka to owning the largest private-sector-owned transportation business in the country, providing port and marine fuel services to IT solutions, manufacturing of food and beverages to running a chain of supermarkets, tea broking to stock broking, banking to real estate, JKH has made its presence felt in virtually every major sphere of the economy. Since its modest beginnings as a produce and exchange broker in the early 1870s, JKH has been known to constantly re-invent, re-align and reposition itself in exploring new avenues of growth, and is widely considered as a benchmark of the local economy.
JKH is a full member of the World Economic Forum, and having issued Global Depository Receipts on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange, was the first Sri Lankan company to be listed overseas. As a Member of the Global Compact – the UN-sponsored international corporate citizenship initiative – JKH is also committed to sustainable development and greater social responsibility in a multi-stakeholder context. JKH has been ranked first in LMD’s “Most Respected Entities in Sri Lanka” survey for a record ten years including in 2015.