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Lante Takes Road To Singapore



CHICAGO, Jan. 18 RNewswire-AsiaNet/ -- Lante Corporation, a leading Internet services company, today announced that Rajendra Seksaria has been hired as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, in concert with the establishment of a new Singapore office in Lante's first overseas expansion. Seksaria joins Lante from IBM, where he was General Manager of IBM Consulting Group's Asia-Pacific practice.

Seksaria is charged with building Lante's new Asia-Pacific practice, beginning in Singapore. The creation of a Singapore office, under Seksaria's leadership, is the first step in Lante's overall international expansion strategy. In this newly created post, Seksaria reports directly to President and CEO Rudy Puryear.

"Raj Seksaria is an accomplished and recognized consulting leader, with a proven ability to build client relationships, manage complex projects and develop consulting talent. I'm very pleased to bring him aboard to Lante," said Puryear. "Naming Raj to the Asia- Pacific leadership post marks the beginning of our plan to expand into markets around the world."

"The Internet holds great promise for established and start-up companies in Singapore and throughout the Asia-Pacific region," said Seksaria. "Lante can help these companies use the Internet to create new value and open up new business opportunities. I'm very excited and honored to lead this new venture."

Seksaria, 45, has been with IBM Consulting Group in a series of progressively responsible positions since 1991. As General Manager of IBM Consulting Group -- Asia-Pacific, he managed more than 600 consultants in the region and was a key leader in IBM's fastest- growing and most profitable consulting practice. As one of IBM Consulting Group's top executives, Seksaria also had strategy- setting and oversight roles for IBM Consulting's e-business strategy and IBM Global Services Asia Pacific operations.

Prior to his tenure at IBM, Seksaria was a senior manager at Nolan, Norton & Co.'s Chicago office. He also worked with IBM as a client executive, and with Eichleay Corporation of Chicago as a senior project engineer. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky. His undergraduate degree in chemical engineering is from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

About Lante

Lante Corporation ( ) is an Internet services company that develops sophisticated technology-based solutions that enable emerging electronic markets. Since its inception in 1984, Lante has been an innovator in applying emerging technologies to businesses, evolving from personal computer networks to database applications to distributed client-server architectures to its current exclusive focus on Internet services. Today, Lante employs more than 300 people who serve clients from offices in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, Charlotte and Singapore.


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