Stefan Bumov, HeleCloud COO – finalist for the prestigious awards of the Global Sourcing Association

London 15th March 2017:

Stefan Bumov, Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at HeleCloud and Chairman of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association is among the finalists for the prestigious awards of the Global Sourcing Association (GSA). He was nominated under the category Strategic Leader of the Year, which is recognizing senior-level professionals who lead by example, drive strategy and leadership, inspire and recognize staff and encourage industry best practice.

Stefan’s vision for the global sourcing industry development is to focus on tech advancements and leverage cloud technology to add value to the traditional business models. In 2016 he co-founds HeleCloud, an innovative technology consulting company which enables enterprise Cloud benefits on the Amazon Web Services platform. With a team of highly experienced cloud consultants based in London/Maidenhead, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, HeleCloud provides professional services to UK customers and is growing rapidly.

Kerry Hallard, CEO of the GSA UK, commented: “The ongoing availability of skills is increasingly becoming a chief concern for those operating in the sourcing sector in the UK and beyond, as our industry is disrupted by new technologies and innovations. That’s why the GSA’s Professional Awards exists – to celebrate sourcing’s most talented people, and encourage the continuing professionalization of the industry globally through showcasing sourcing best practice along with the Global Sourcing Standard.”

“I am proud to be recognized for this prestigious category. It is actually gradually showcasing how global sourcing industry evolves and how important innovation is in that process. That also represents a next step in proving Bulgaria as an important sourcing destination for all UK businesses.”, said Stefan Bumov.

The winners will be announced at the GSA’s Professional Awards 2017 on Thursday 11th May 2017.

This year the ceremony takes place at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester and follows the GSA UK’s Northern Conference, a free one-day conference recognising the growing contribution that Northern cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle are making to the sourcing industry.

About the GSA

The Global Sourcing Association (GSA) is the industry association and professional body for the global sourcing industry, and home of the Global Sourcing Standard. Its overriding objective is the ongoing development and dissemination of the Standard and supporting a portfolio of to improve the benefits from, and positive reputation and therefore the size of, the global sourcing industry.

The GSA also serves to share best practice, trends and connections across the globe and to bring the global community together in a wholly interactive manner for the first time. The Global Sourcing Association UK, also known as GSA-UK, was formerly known as the National Outsourcing Association in the UK.

The GSA’s Professional Awards exists to recognise the individuals, teams and companies who do their utmost to make Sourcing work. The shortlist spans a wide variety of functions and industry sectors, but all of those featured have one thing in common – a drive to achieve outstanding success through sourcing.

About HeleCloud

HeleCloud™ is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology consultancy with offices in Maidenhead, UK, and Sofia, Bulgaria that helps enterprises of all sizes establish Cloud vision, and execute Cloud strategies through their industry-leading Cloud Roadmap methodology. HeleCloud™ also provides Cloud managed services to further amplify Cloud benefits and enable enterprises to focus on their core business and customers.

HeleCloud’s team of professionally trained consultants and engineers are well-grounded in all aspects of cloud solutions, with specialist expertise in the competencies of Security and Compliance; Big Data, Analytics and IoT; Microsoft Enterprise Applications on AWS and SAP Applications on AWS.