BEIJING and BOSTON, July 9 /PRNewswire/ --

- Veteran Business and Technology Executive to Head New North American and European Operations Based in Boston

Today iSoftStone Information Service Corporation (iSoftStone), a leading Business Consulting, ITO and BPO services company in China, announced that it has appointed Bruce A. Ferland as President of iSoftStone, Inc. and the head of its newly formed North American and European Operations. The North American and European Business Group will be headquartered in Boston, MA. Since joining iSoftStone in February 2008, Mr. Ferland has been instrumental in structuring iSoftStone's new North American and European Business Group.

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Mr. Ferland comes to iSoftStone with over 30 years of management, technology and international operating experience with small to large-scale financial services and technology companies including DarwinSuzsoft, Marsh & McLennan, Fidelity Investments, American Express and Electronic Data Systems. He was most recently the Chairman of DawinSuzsoft.

"Our Company is rapidly expanding globally and Bruce Ferland has the qualifications we need to take our new North American and European Group to the next level," said TW Liu, Chairman and CEO of iSoftStone. "We believe his broad expertise with mergers and acquisitions, large scale global technology deployments as well as his experience managing international services businesses, will help iSoftStone to become a globally recognized IT and BPO services provider."

In addition, TW Liu said, "As iSoftStone continues to focus on building global outsourcing capabilities, we decided to establish local North American operations and locate our headquarters on 101 Federal Street in Boston, Massachusetts. From our North American offices, iSoftStone will focus on business operations including customer management, sales, marketing and service delivery."

Prior to joining iSoftStone, Mr. Ferland had been CEO of DarwinSuzsoft and a Principal of Marsh & McLennan/MMC Capital, focusing on venture capital and private equity investing. He also held various executive roles with Fidelity Investments, including the Executive Vice President responsible for and Electronic Commerce, Senior Vice President and CIO of the Fidelity Retail Group and Senior Vice President and CIO of Fidelity Investments Operations Group.

Additionally, Ferland worked with American Express and its subsidiaries as the Senior Vice President and CIO of The Shareholder Services Group, First Data Corporation, and Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for The Boston Company. Ferland began his career with Electronic Data Systems (EDS).

About iSoftStone

iSoftStone Information Service Corporation (iSoftStone) is a leading ITO and BPO services provider in China. Headquartered in Beijing, China, iSoftStone has offices in the United States, Japan, Korea, as well as many Chinese cities. iSoftStone is a CMMI Level 5 company and has been certified with ISO9001 and ISO27001(BS7799). iSoftStone focuses on several vertical markets, including Financial Services, Telecommunications, High Tech, Media, Oil and Gas, and Transportation and Logistics. For more information, visit .

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