Gurgaon-based business process outsourcer (BPO) Genpact will train Bhutanese graduates to help develop the IT and IT-enabled services industry in the Himalayan nation, said a company official. 'We will begin with a batch of 50 graduates, who will be hired and trained at our operation centres,' told Genpact chief executive Pramod Bhasin. The US$1-billion global back-office firm will also work with the Bhutanese government and Royal University of Bhutan for training in business processes across industries, including voice, finance and accounting and IT services.
The exact investment involved was not disclosed. Incidentally, Bhutan is the only country in the world that gauges 'gross national happiness' as a measure of economic progress.