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Red Hat Wins Best Tech Company to Work For Award in Singapore

The accolade honors tech companies for their exceptional corporate culture, talent development, and innovation

SINGAPORE

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the company has been named one of the recipients of the “Best Tech Company to Work For Award 2017. The award, organized by Singapore Computer Society (SCS), the nation’s largest body for infocomm and digital media professionals, was established to honor the best infocomm and media workplaces and inculcate a strong people culture across the industry and to inspire developments within the tech industry. Winners serve as examples of great workplaces for talent development. Red Hat was also the overall winner for the large organization/MNC category.

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat APAC

“We are honored to win this award and to be listed among some of the top brands in the region. Winning this award reaffirms the open source way of life for Red Hat, not just in Singapore but also globally. As an open organization, we firmly believe in meritocracy, a culture rooted in open exchange, and community-wide participation, offering Red Hatters support and an opportunity to grow professionally. This is what I believe makes Red Hat a great place to work.”

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwensenior vice president and general manager, Red Hat APAC

Last year, the open source pioneer was also named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016).

SCS’s “Best Tech Company to Work For” award is now in its second installment. Nominees were evaluated by an independent panel, comprised of experts from both public and private sectors in the ICM field. They evaluated nominees against five key judging criteria: the spirit of innovation; people culture; people management; human resource policies; and financial sustainability.

Supporting Quote:

Howie Lau, president, Singapore Computer Society

“Singapore is well positioned to be the Information, Communication and Media (ICM) hub in Southeast Asia as it has the right technology infrastructure, talents & economic landscape. The Best Tech Company to Work For Award celebrates the dynamism in the industry and is a platform for us to honour technology companies that showcase robust talent development, exemplary corporate culture and innovation excellence.”

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat APAC

“We are honored to win this award and to be listed among some of the top brands in the region. Winning this award reaffirms the open source way of life for Red Hat, not just in Singapore but also globally. As an open organization, we firmly believe in meritocracy, a culture rooted in open exchange, and community-wide participation, offering Red Hatters support and an opportunity to grow professionally. This is what I believe makes Red Hat a great place to work.”

Additional Resources

  • Learn more about The Open Organization, a book by Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst about the company’s unique culture

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Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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