3i Infotech expands into Bahrain

Indian software and services company opens Bahrain office to focus growing financial sector

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By  Mark Sutton Published  March 18, 2009

3i Infotech today opened a new office in Manama, Bahrain, to extend its coverage in the Gulf and capitalize on Bahrain’s economic growth.

It will be the third GCC office for the software and services company, with a primary focus on serving Bahrain’s financial sector. The opening was attended by HE Dr George Joseph, Indian Ambassador to Bahrain.

Pankaj Chawla, chief operating officer, 3i Infotech, MEARC, said: “We are glad to add one more country presence in the GCC region. 3i Infotech MEARC’s vision is to have as many direct points of contacts as possible and it is in this endeavor that Bahrain office is a significant step forward. Bahrain’s economy has grown by 5.5% per annum for the last 5 years and it will continue to post healthy growth. Bahrain’s emergence as a regional financial hub through initiatives such as the Bahrain Financial Harbour has been a key motivator for establishing 3i Infotech’s operations in Bahrain.”

“By establishing a strong presence in Bahrain, 3i Infotech will provide an array of proven solutions to Bahraini customers, empowering them to leverage technology for increase in productivity and improved profitability. Keeping up with our tradition of being globally present and locally relevant, we plan to grow our operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain,” he added.

3i Infotech has previously operated through channel partners in Bahrain, and counts Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company, Solidarity Group and Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) among its customers in the country.

HE Dr George Joseph, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bahrain, said: “I am glad to see Indian software company 3i Infotech establishing a base in Bahrain. As a reputed banking, insurance and financial services technology company, 3i Infotech will enhance bilateral business between India and Bahrain. It is really heartening to see an Indian company coming forward to play the crucial role of a catalyst for Bahrain’s knowledge economy. I’m confident that Bahrain’s local IT sector will immensely benefit in the long run.”

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