Sao Paulo: Satyam's new South American base
Satyam 18 months ago set up a small marketing office in Sao Paulo that now counts Caterpillar, General Motors, and Nestlé as customers. "The biggest limitation is lack of proficiency in English," says Ram Mynampati, president of Satyam's commercial and health care business, who also oversees the Americas. That may not make it suitable for certain types of IT services.
But Mynampati expects the center will serve other parts of Central America, the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking regions of Europe, and Brazil itself. "What we're seeing and hearing," he says, "is there is a huge untapped potential here for the economy to grow."