Venki Prathivadi, new Satyam ANZ chief

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Melbourne, Jun1: Satyam Computers has appointed Venki Prathivadi as country manager for Satyam Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) replacing Deepak Nangia.

The India based IT company has also appointed former chief information officer Vijay Prasad as principal advisor to the ANZ region to enable it to find its feet in the area after the set back in Jan following the revelation of a massive fraud.

Since the revelation of the fraud by Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju, number of Satyam's local customers including Telstra and National Australia Bank had cancelled its contracts or reduced their involvement with the company.

Australian software major Telstra had dumped the scandal-ridden outsourcing partner Satyam from an applications support contract believed to be worth 32 million dollars a year.

Prathivadi has been with Satyam since 2003 and worked as the account director on the now-terminated Telstra contract.


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