Press Releases 2008
US Ambassador Robert Blake Congratulates ACE Award Finalist Virtusa - Sri Lanka
December 18, 2008: At a lunch hosted in honor of Virtusa, Ambassador Robert Blake congratulated Keith Modder, Managing Director of Asian Operations, Madu Ratnayake, General Manager Virtusa-Sri Lanka, and the entire Virtusa-Sri Lanka team for being selected as a finalist for the U.S. Secretary of State's 2008 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). Virtusa was one of only eleven companies selected by the Secretary of State from nominations made by U.S. Ambassadors around the world. Virtusa and its employees were recognized for their significant time and resource contribution to the "Sahana" disaster recovery system, “Virtusa Campus Reach,” “Virtusa Digital Reach,” and IT advocacy programs aimed at improving IT skills and curriculum in Sri Lanka.
The ACE award recognizes the important role U.S. businesses play abroad as good corporate citizens. Since 1999 the U.S. Secretary of State has awarded the ACE to deserving American businesses operating overseas for advancing good corporate citizenship, innovation and democratic principles. The Department of State is committed to working with businesses to further these best practices worldwide, and to recognize efforts to improve lives at home and abroad.