Shanghai – Bleum Inc. announced today that Eric Rongley, its founder and CEO, has been recognized as Member of the Year by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for his exceptional contributions to the association and its members. The IAOP honored Mr. Rongley at a ceremony during its annual conference, The Outsourcing World Summit® held on February 20, 2012. Recipients are selected by their peers and associates based on criteria such as engagement with the IAOP worldwide, contribution to the global IT outsourcing industry and business value creation.
IAOP CEO Debi Hamill commented, “Eric won member of the year for several reasons. Firstly, as CEO of Bleum, Eric is a pioneer in China’s offshore outsourcing industry achieving extremely high levels of quality for Bleum’s clients. Secondly, Eric has provided excellent leadership as both the Chair of the Shanghai IAOP chapter, and as Chair of the China Regional Advisory Board. China has emerged as one of the top contributor nations to IAOP under Eric’s stewardship.”
“It is a great honor to receive this award and it is exciting to witness the booming of the IT outsourcing industry in China and contribute to its advancement. Being a service provider, it’s always our mission to provide the biggest business value to our clients,” said Mr. Rongley. “Since our founding in 2001, Bleum has earned a track record for helping to improve the business value of its clients through development & maintenance of high value mission critical IT systems across numerous in technology-intensive industry sectors.”
With over two decades’ experience in operating high performance software development centers in both India and China, Eric has become a voice for China’s strong potential in global software outsourcing, by helping to raise the bar for delivery quality, client service and cost containment in engagements. With a culture of development process discipline, client communication and engagement transparency, and professionalism MNC clients have come to expect, Bleum has become a seamless extension of its clients’ IT organizations. Mr. Rongley has been chairman of IAOP’s Shanghai chapter and a member of its China Advisory Board since 2006. With quarterly IAOP Chapter Meetings with attendees from service providers, clients and third-party advisors, the IAOP has created an open thought-sharing platform, contributing to the advancement of the outsourcing industry in China.
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. IAOP has four chapters across China, covering Shanghai, Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong. To learn more, visit https://www.IAOP.org.
Founded in 2001, Bleum is a China-based IT outsourcer to U.S. and European MNCs in e-Commerce, financial services, retail & supply chain, hospitality, and life sciences. Bleum drives improved system performance for clients by developing, managing, testing and maintaining applications that are core to their businesses. Led by senior executives from top global technology and consulting firms, Bleum’s Western management practices, English-only workplace and dedicated China-based development centers enable it to become an integral extension of its clients’ IT organizations. To learn more, visit www.bleum.com.
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