Brandix Chairman Priyan Fernando was felicitated with the Leadership Award by Shared Services Forum India (SSF) for his contribution to global Shared Services during his tenure as American Express Global Business Services Executive Vice President, a press release stated.
The award was bestowed on Fernando at the 2017 Global Shared Services Conclave held in New Delhi recently, the release added.
SSF stated that Fernando was recognized for pioneering financial shared servicing in India and for his creativity in leading global Shared Services and enterprise-wide transformation, delivering value and impact to business, industry and society. The Forum noted that "in his most recent position as Executive Vice President, Global Business Services (GBS) of American Express, he was responsible for all internal servicing of this US$ 32 billion Payments and Services Company with a presence in over 130 markets."
"This organization, which he built from the ground up, today delivers all financial, procurement, real estate, human resources and business transformation support across the entire American Express enterprise. His pioneering work has sown the seeds of innovation and excellence for many Shared Services organizations." In his acceptance message, Fernando said that setting up Shared Services in an organization can only be done with uncompromising grit and integrity. He recognized the footprints of professionals and leaders who have shaped the Shared Services industry to what it is today, and declared, "Shared Services are pivotal to transformation and winning in the market place."
Priyan Fernando was appointed a non-executive Director of the Brandix Group in 2011, and succeeded Deshamanya Ken Balendra as Chairman of the Group in May 2013, upon the latter's retirement, the release concluded.
Source: Ceylon Today