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Ness Connection – Meet Valentino Fernandes

Meet Valentino Fernandes, Vice President – Delivery. Valentino’s vast experience in forming and maintaining strategic relationships with business and technology partners have aided the growth of Ness tremendously.

Q: Tell us a little bit about your role at Ness and what you do.

A: For the past two years, I have been working as head of the Mumbai development center in India. My job involves P&L accountability, capability development, meeting contractual obligations of our customers and, driving ideation and innovation to help our customers solve their biggest business problems. In addition, I work closely with the sales team on new leads and senior leadership to drive change across the delivery organization.

Q: How do you take your coffee or tea?

A: In this part of the world, many people prefer tea over coffee, and I am no different. I prefer chai tea. When I was working in the office, I used to have about 4 cups a day. Taking a short break and walking over to make a new cup usually led to a nice chat with my colleagues. Hopefully, we can share a conversation over tea in the office again one day soon.

Q: What’s on your to-do list?

A: At the moment, my to-do list seems to be loaded with tasks, and this certainly keeps me going. On one end, I am always ensuring the smooth execution of delivery, while on the other end, I am driving the digital transformation agenda. I strongly believe these changes will position our centers in India to support our future growth.

Q: How would your 10-year-old self react to what you do now?

A: Now that’s a tough one, perplexed perhaps. I would have never imagined myself working in the IT industry. I always imagined myself as a professor of some sort. It certainly is entertaining to look back at how my life has evolved and led me to where I am now.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Ness?

A: For me, it’s the people, the challenging environment, and the never-give-up attitude. I’ve worked at Ness for over a decade, a testimony that I enjoy being here.

Q: What motivated you to work hard?

A: The drive and dedication of the people I work with every day. Significant investments have been made in the last 18 months that have begun to pay off, notwithstanding a tough economic climate due to the pandemic. I firmly believe in our ability to maintain our position as one of the top providers in digital engineering globally.
Nothing tastes as good as success – it keeps you going.

Q: Where is the next place you want to travel to and why?

A: About a couple of years back, I visited our Kosice development center in Slovakia, and I simply loved the place. I would love to experience countries on the central and eastern European belts, this time with my family so we can all enjoy it together.

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