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|SAB Ltd Selects Genpact as Business Process Manager|
New South African partnership to drive process effectiveness and performance improvement for SAB
Johannesburg, South Africa (August 3, 2009) – The South African Breweries Ltd. (SAB) today announced its partnership with Genpact, a leader in the globalization of services and technology and a pioneer in managing business processes for companies around the world. Genpact will assume responsibility for SAB’s Shared Services Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, as its business process manager. This includes the transition of all employees who are part of the centre, to Genpact with immediate effect.
Garth Saunders, Financial Director of SAB commented: "This initiative represents an important stage in our business strategy to leverage operational efficiencies. In focusing on business process management in our administrative and financial functions, we are very pleased to bring on board the expertise of a global partner like Genpact and to support their introduction to the South African market."
Commenting on this strategic partnership, Pramod Bhasin, President & CEO, Genpact, said: "We are delighted to announce our presence in South Africa through this strategic partnership with SAB. As leaders in Business Process Management, we are redefining the market by moving beyond managing process efficiencies to enhancing process effectiveness. We are extremely pleased to apply our domain expertise in Finance & Accounting to drive both higher process efficiency and greater process effectiveness for a global market leader like SAB. "
"South Africa is a strategic location for Genpact. Its favourable economic environment, modern infrastructure and diverse and talented workforce will enable us to further strengthen our global delivery model and help us serve our clients around the world even better," he added.
Genpact is a leader in the globalization of services and technology and a pioneer in managing business processes for companies around the world. The company combines process expertise, information technology and analytical capabilities with operational insight and experience in diverse industries to provide a wide range of services using its global delivery platform. Genpact helps companies improve the ways in which they do business by applying Six Sigma and Lean principles plus technology to continuously improve their business processes. Genpact operates service delivery centers in China, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain and the United States. For more information, see our website at: www.genpact.com.
About The South African Breweries (SAB) Ltd
The South African Breweries Limited was established in 1895 and employs over 8,800 people, including in its soft drink division ABI. It owns seven breweries with a brewing capacity of some 31.4 million hectolitres. Total beer volumes during the last financial year to end March 2009 reached 25.9-million hectolitres. SAB Ltd is the South African subsidiary of SABMiller plc. Website: www.sablimited.co.za
For more information, contact:Subhamoy Das (Genpact Media Relations)
+91 (124) 402 2724
Janine van Stolk (SAB Ltd Media Relations)
082 924 2267
Emma King (For SAB - SA)
072 010 7704