David Rizzo, President for Asia Pacific, Teleperformance
David Rizzo recalls that when he first came to the Philippines in 2003, his company had only 200 employees in the country. Over the next decade, Rizzo, who was in charge of the company’s operations, saw its workforce grow 100-fold, in line with the dramatic expansion of the business process outsourcing industry.
The 37-year-old American executive of one of the world’s largest people-oriented companies now oversees 22,000 employees in the Philippines, his adopted home country where he built his own family.
Rizzo, a former club disc jockey before he joined the corporate scene, is the president for Asia Pacific of Teleperformance, one of the largest call center companies. He says he came to the Philippines a decade ago and decided to live here. His decision paid off, as the country later emerged as the call center capital of the world.
“I would not…
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