New York, NY, USA, July 19, 2018 -- TransPerfect, a provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced that it has honored V R Ferose with a lifetime achievement award for his significant contributions in the areas of global philanthropy, diversity, and inclusion.
This first of its kind honor recognizes Ferose’s wide-reaching accomplishments both within and beyond the workplace through his work to emphasize focus on "coolabilities"—enhanced abilities that may accompany disabling conditions—rather than disabilities, as well as his advocacy for providing career opportunities for individuals and groups who may have historically been overlooked.
V R Ferose is SVP and Head of Globalization Services at SAP. He is a Board Member of the Specialisterne Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with the goal of creating one million jobs globally for people with autism, and founded the India Inclusion Foundation in 2016 to create awareness about disabilities in India. In 2017, Ferose was conferred the AUCD award for his trailblazing Autism at Work initiative. He is also the co-author of Gifted, a best-seller highlighting the inspiring stories of people with disabilities.
TransPerfect traditionally welcomes a diverse range of speakers to address its employees at the company’s annual sales and client service conferences; however, this is the first speaker to be honored with an award recognizing his/her work.
"I am honored to be recognized with this award and to have had the opportunity to speak at TransPerfect’s conference. We’ve made significant progress in the world with respect to diversity and inclusion, but there is still important work to be done. I’m thrilled that TransPerfect is an ally in that mission. With passion and compassion you can change the world," said V R Ferose.
TransPerfect CEO Phil Shawe added, "We’ve had the privilege to hear from and work with many incredible individuals over the years, but Ferose is without question among the very best. His inspiring story has touched many lives, and his unrelenting efforts toward a more accepting and inclusive society have impacted the world more than he may even know. It’s our honor to present him with a lifetime achievement award for his exceptional efforts and accomplishments."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
With annual revenues of more than $400 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 85 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170 languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.
Published: Friday, July 20, 2018