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Dr Ian Kerr appointed Chief Operating Officer of SunTec

Trivandrum, June 9, 2005– SunTec Business Solutions announces the appointment of Dr Ian Kerr as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Dr Kerr’s appointment comes in at a time the company is poised for ambitious growth and is in the process of revamping its top management.

Dr Kerr’s primary focus will be on ensuring that the quality of service to customers and quality of internal processes are maintained during a phase of rapid growth. He will also have a keen eye on sustaining the high profitability figures of SunTec.

"Dr Ian Kerr has dealt with product development and customer support in several large environments. His experience will be of tremendous help to SunTec to internalise the best industry practices and be ready for a phase of huge growth", said Mr Nanda Kumar, CEO of SunTec.

Dr Ian Kerr brings to SunTec a broad range of experience and expertise in the telecom domain and has been particularly focused on Next Generation Architectures, Voice over Packet, Multimedia services and Fixed-Mobile Communications. His experience has developed through a number of senior management roles in the areas of Technology Strategy, R&D, Engineering and Sales Support.

Prior to joining SunTec, Dr Kerr was with Nortel Europe, handling several key roles. He was VP of Sales and Support of all Nortel products across Europe, Middle East and Africa, based out of London. He has also held positions as CTO of a major account group in Europe, and senior positions with Nortel Web, Nortel Public Networks Department, and Netas in Istanbul. He has also worked with Bell Northern Research and Logica Plc.

Dr Kerr holds a PhD in Molecular Beam Scattering from Edinburgh University and is qualified in strategic finance from INSEAD.