Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- FPT Corporation (VNINDEX: FPT) today announced that the 2013 Nikkei Asia Prize by Nikkei Inc, the leading media corporation in Japan was awarded to Dr. Truong Gia Binh - Chairman cum Chief Executive Officer of FPT Corporation in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Regional Growth in Information Technology industry. Dr. Truong is the first Vietnamese entrepreneur to be honored by Nikkei Inc. in 18 years. The official award was held in Tokyo, Japan on May 22nd.
Nikkei Asia is an annual event to recognize 3 individuals and organizations throughout Asia (except for Japan) with outstanding achievement and influence in improving life quality and establishing sustainable development in the region.
As the founder of FPT Corporation, the largest information technology company in Vietnam, Dr. Truong Gia Binh has been honored by Nikkei for his contribution to the development of Vietnam Information Technology industry with the foundation of Vietnam Software and IT Services Association which has been doing an excellent job as a channel to connect Vietnam software companies to governments, associations and clients; and FPT University to foster young and skilled IT experts.
"It was such a great honor to receive the award in the field of Regional Growth from Nikkei Inc. Japan has long been a strategic partner of Vietnam, and I believe, by co-operating with Japan – the world leader in technology, Vietnam’s software industry rise alongside other nations such as India and China. We have long been proposing Vietnam as the new destination in research and development (R & D), IT Services and Software Outsourcing for Japan and other countries in the world," said Dr. Truong Gia Binh.
About Nikkei Inc.: Nikkei, established in 1876, is one of the largest media corporations in Japan with sales of $1.6 billion and 35 international news bureaus all around the world. Nikkei specializes in publishing financial, business and industry news.
About FPT (VNINDEX: FPT) is the largest IT Company in Vietnam with over US$1.2 billion revenue and 13,000+ employees; including more than 800 embedded systems experts. FPT is qualified with CMMI 5 compliances, ISO 27001:2005. FPT diversified global technology company that delivers IT-enabled business solutions to help more than 100 global companies and 27 clients are in the Fortune Global 500 list. FPT extended its operations globally in United States (California, New York, Texas and Washington), Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand) and Australia. FPT’s domain expertise include Automotive, Healthcare, Distribution and Supply Chain, Mobile, ISV, ERP, BPO, Banking and finance, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Education and IT Services.