Tata Communications looks for growth opportunities in tough times
Singapore: Tata Communications is on the look out for growth opportunities globally, even as the company is maintaining a cautious outlook on the choppy economic environment.
"Generally, while we realise that we have to be cautious in such an environment, at the same time we are aggressively looking for what kind of opportunities these tougher times create," Tata Communications Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Vinod Kumar said.
Though business sentiments in general would be weak to neutral for the next 12 to 18 months, there would be opportunities for growth, he added.
"We just have to pay much greater attention to what our customers want," Kumar told PTI after Tata Group hosted its sixth edition of "Tata Crucible - The Campus Quiz" for university students in Singapore last night.
Singapore Management University students Aaron Wong and Poon Jia Wen won the first prize of SGD (Singapore dollar) 7,000 and qualified to participate in the International Crucible Final scheduled around April 2013 in Mumbai.
National University of Singapore's Sriharsha Bhat and Karan Prasad took the second prize of SGD 3,000 and also qualified for the Mumbai quiz.
Nanyang Technological University's Valerie Loong and Chen Yanheng received the third prize of SGD 2,000.
Commenting on the quiz, Kumar said, "Tata Crucible reflects our commitment to engaging deeply with local communities. It also provides us with an opportunity to take the Tata legacy and values to a new generation, many of whom themselves will be the business leaders of tomorrow."
The group has clearly recognised that it is equally important to engage the youths in all the markets that we serve, he added.
The Quiz, which was anchored by quiz master Giri Balasubramaniam, saw participation from 104 teams.