Hyderabad: At a time when besieged Satyam Computer has decided to cut down on external trainings, one of its employees Hirdesh Singhal has been named one of the top young trainers under the age of 40 by “Training” magazine.
Singhal from Satyam Learning World would be featuring in the May 2009 issue of the magazine, Satyam said in a communication to its employees.
He had conceived, designed and rolled out a 15-day Boot Camp for aspiring project managers. He also carried out a three-day workshop and a virtual programme held in association with Stanford University, called “Mastering Integrated Programs”, to train 75 programme managers in Satyam.
Besides, he also contributed towards the development of certification questionnaires. Almost all programmes and certifications used for project and programme managers have been developed in-house under his leadership.
The award comes at a time when an accounting fraud by its founder-chairman and his cohorts has caused immense damage both to the coffers as well as reputation of Satyam Computer as an IT company.
New Satyam CEO A S Murty has already told the employees that the company has suspended external training and advertising and marketing co-lateral expenses for now.
“We will maximise use of internal training facilities and instructors,” Murty had said.