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H Connect becomes the first Sri Lankan BPO company to achieve ISO 27001:2013 certification

October, 7, 2014

H Connect’s unparalleled standards were recently validated by ISO 27001:2013 certification, making it the first BPO company in Sri Lanka to be certified under the revised standard. The certification was provided following an audit by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). This achievement highlights H Connect’s commitment towards delivering not only the highest quality services but also the assurance of information security that their clients require.

The ISO 27000 family of standards helps organizations keep information assets secure and is especially focused towards managing the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to a company by third parties. ISO 27001 is the best-known standard in the family in providing requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure and includes a comprehensive set of policies covering people, processes and IT systems via the application of a risk management process.

“As a Business Process Management company with a specialized focus on financial and accounting solutions, we believe it is important for us to invest the resources to achieving this certification,” said Akshay Hirdaramani Director/CEO of H Connect. “The high level of integrity in our existing processes and practices meant we were able to achieve the standards for ISO 27001 with relative ease,” he added.

A fully owned subsidiary of the Hirdaramani Group, H Connect delivers a comprehensive range of outsourced services including Managing Finance & Accounting Processes, Document Management Solutions, IT/ERP Solutions and Shared Service Consultancy. “H-Connect was created to enable companies to outsource their non-core functions thus empowering them to re-focus internal resources on strategic objectives. Having implemented centralized systems across the Hirdaramani Group, we had already optimized the systems and processes in addition to the wealth of financial services experience available in-house making the move to Finance Outsourcing an almost seamless transition,” said Dilush Perera, Director Operations of H-Connect.

H-Connect has continued to widen the spectrum of the BPO market by providing unrivalled experience, and efficient services. H-Connect remains committed to leveraging and developing the immense potential for Sri Lanka as a BPO destination. Meeting the highest international standards is yet another step in that direction.

Photo caption (from left): Ayesha Ediriwickrema - Assistant Manager - Human Resources, Thushari Chandima - Senior Executive Finance, Senaka Chathuranga - Assistant Accountant, Chamara Jayan – Quality & Information Security Lead, Dilush Perera – Director Operations, Shyama Wijayathunga - Manager Business Development - DNV Business Assurance Lanka Pvt Ltd, Akshay Hirdaramani - Director/CEO, Hariharan Padmanaban - Director - Business Development, Yashika DeSilva - Assistant Manager - Project Management