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Atul Vashistha and Neo Group Recognized with Top Industry Honors

Globalization Today (IAOP) and Nearshore Americas recognize Atul Vashistha among the most respected and influential professionals in the Global Sourcing industry

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PLEASANTON, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atul Vashistha, the highly respected speaker, author and advisor and Chairman of Neo Group ( was recently recognized by Globalization Today (the official magazine of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) in their first ever "Powerhouse 25" list. Nearshore Americas, the leading online business news provider dedicated to Latin America, also recognized Atul in their 2nd ever "Power 50" rankings at rank 5! Atul was also on the Power 50 list in 2010.

Globalization Today, the official magazine of the IAOP, is a monthly business magazine published exclusively for outsourcing professionals responsible for transforming their company's businesses through outsourcing. Thousands of votes were cast for the first annual Globalization Today Powerhouse 25 list, which can be accessed here - Globalization Today's panel finally weighed in with their expert knowledge to identify the "top 25 Global Powerhouses" in the outsourcing industry. The Powerhouse 25 is an interesting mix of outsourcing customers, service providers, advisors and academia from around the globe from heads of their own businesses to chiefs of corporations. Many have written books and articles, spoken at conferences, served on boards, and been quoted in the news on outsourcing.

As a testimony to the great work that Atul Vashistha and Neo Group have been doing in the outsourcing space since 1999, Atul was featured on this inaugural list among other influential leaders. "Globalization and emerging markets represent opportunities. Opportunities for firms to be more competitive and for locations to benefit from job creation at various levels. I am honored to be recognized and share this with our Neo team and the clients we serve," said Vashistha, on being featured on the IAOP Globalization Today Powerhouse 25 list.

Nearshore Americas is an independent online business news provider dedicated to expanding knowledge around the fastest growing services outsourcing market in the world - Latin America. Nearshore Americas published the Nearshore Power 50 rankings for the 2nd time, which can be accessed here - This unique ranking highlights the top 50 professionals who have played a major role in strengthening services outsourcing in the Americas, developing new business, increasing the region's competitiveness, setting the highest standards for service delivery, and ultimately improving the lives of their employees.

Atul was featured at #5 in the 2011 rankings and was also featured in last year's rankings. "Every industry needs someone to step up and say: Why not? From his highly respected consulting work in Colombia, to his recent placement as Chair of the newly formed Nearshore Executive Alliance, Atul knows how to find creative solutions to get results. Atul excels at making countries, trade zone entities and other interests more focused and competitive. Atul definitively deserves to be in the top ten of the list. His experience and deep knowledge of the industry have not only made him a lucid and passionate leader and consultant, but also an active promoter and advocate of Latin America," says Nicolo Gligo, Power 50 Judging Panel.

About Atul Vashistha

Atul Vashistha is an author, speaker and a world-recognized expert on Outsourcing, Globalization, Governance and Risk Management. He is a much sought-after speaker and often speaks at IAOP, CEO, CIO and other events. Atul has published 3 books on Outsourcing, the latest being "Outsourcing Wisdom" (, which is getting board and CEO attention at many fortune 500 firms. Atul is also the chairman of the "Nearshore Executive Alliance" and serves on the boards of IAOP, Defense Business Board, Quickstart Global, Best Outsourcing Jobs and YPO Norcal.

About Neo Group

Neo Group is a leading global firm focused on helping buyers, suppliers, governments and trade bodies better leverage global services and mitigate risks. Neo Group was founded in 1999 with the principle that talent in low-cost locations and outsourcing firms, leveraged appropriately, could create sustainable competitive advantage for nations and organizations. Neo Group helps organizations and locations benefit from the rise of services globalization and outsourcing around the world through outsourcing advisory, governance services, risk monitoring and location development & promotion. Through a blend of consulting and implementation, backed by a robust knowledge database, proven processes, tools, proprietary index and analytics, along with the hands-on experience of global Neo consultants, Neo Group provides objective and actionable solutions to help clients truly leverage globalization and outsourcing to enhance ROI and also mitigate risk.

Public Relations Contact:

Sudeep Misra
Head - Marketing, Neo Group
+1 415 839 8050

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