Happiest Minds Technologies Limited has bagged the “Best Governed Company in Listed Segment: Medium Category – National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance” and Company Secretary, Praveen Kumar Darshankar was presented with the “Governance Professional of the Year” award at the 22nd edition of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) National Awards 2022. Happiest Minds’ Executive Chairman, Ashok Soota has been conferred the “ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award for Translating Excellence in Corporate Governance into Reality for the year 2022”.
The ICSI National Awards for Corporate Governance was instituted in the year 2001; it identifies, fosters and rewards the culture of evolving globally acceptable standards of Corporate Governance among Indian Companies, bestowing the ICSI National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance every year on the Best-Governed Companies in India. The awards were presented at a ceremony held on January 6, 2023, in Mumbai by an eminent jury headed by the Hon’ble Justice P. Sathasivam, Former Chief Justice of India.
Venkatraman Narayanan, MD & CFO, Happiest Minds Technologies, said, “We are happy and proud to receive both the best-governed company and ‘Governance Professional of the Year’ in the medium category for 2022. It is a matter of great pride that these awards have come just within 2 years of being listed. The acknowledgment from the Institute is testimony to the highest levels of Corporate Governance and practices we have tried to instill at Happiest Minds from its inception. Being a good corporate citizen is a continuous journey and I am extremely thankful to our people and our Board for their continued support.”
Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds Technologies said, “it is a rare honour and privilege to be conferred the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance’. I would like to thank the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the eminent Jury led by Hon’ble Mr Justice P Sathasivam for the same. Amongst the multiple awards I have received in my career, this Lifetime Achievement award is the dearest to me. All my life, I have stood for the highest standards of Corporate Governance and I believe this has been the foundation for the success of the companies I have had the privilege of leading. I would like to dedicate this award to the teams at Happiest Minds and also my earlier companies who have contributed towards the same.”