In recognition of his exemplary contribution to information technology and technology-driven innovations in the sphere of Human Resources, Ma Foi Group and Randstad India Managing Director K.Pandia Rajan was conferred the coveted CII-Venture Connect 2009 Entrepreneurs award at a function attended by Industry captains, peers and policymakers. Pandia Rajan received the award from Honourable Minister of State for Information & Communications Technology Sachin Pilot.
This award recognizes Pandia Rajan's commitment in turning a 'fly-by-night' unorganised sector of human resource services into a burgeoning and credible industry. The eminent jury of Connect 2009 Awards bestowed the Connect 2009 Entrepreneurs Award to Pandia Rajan under the category of ICT Ecosystem for his dynamic and valuable contribution in creating an excellent ecosystem in the Information & Communication Technology Sector in Tamil Nadu as well as in India. Pandia Rajan founded Ma Foi Management Consultants Limited in 1992 with an aim to make it a one-stop shop for all HR needs that would provide integrated and professional HR services for clients, world over. Having begun with a capital of just INR 60,000, Pandia Rajan has built Ma Foi into the first Public Limited HR Service Provider in India. He has played a crucial role in the evolution of the HR Industry at a time when the HR industry was still at its nascent stage and has pioneered the concept of HR outsourcing in India.