The front of the trophy illustrates North American corporate representatives rising to play golf depicted by a diamond-studded golf ball and rubies-studded North American map in the center of the trophy
The trophy will have two golfers embossed with an opening at the center signifying the charitable outreach of the CEOs who will be donating their prize money to their respective charities.
The back of the trophy depicts four golfers at play in a semi-abstract art form with their golf clubs at the bottom. The golf ball at the center along with the iGATE logo will be diamond studded while a map of North America will be studded with rubies.
"I am honored to have been asked to work with iGATE on creating the trophy for the iGATE CEO Cup,"
. "Creating masterpieces like this is my passion and my life's work. I consider this seriously and believe that this is an event that befits such a magnificent trophy."
iGATE, the first integrated technology and operations company providing Business Outcomes-based solutions, has invited CEOs of Global 2000 companies based in North America to play in this first-class, championship-style golf tournament on a world-renowned golf course which plays host to a leading PGA TOUR event. The participating CEOs will compete for a $100,000 purse entirely donated to the CEOs' chosen charities. It will be one of the largest corporate golf events in North America.
CEOs will compete in a two-day tournament with trophies and prizes being awarded in different formats, including low individual scores.
Gary Player will co-host the iGATE CEO Cup. A Hall of Famer, Player is one of five golfers to win golf's career Grand Slam. His major championships include the 1961, 1974 and 1978 Masters, the 1965 U.S. Open, the 1959, 1968 and 1974 British Open, and the 1962 and 1972 PGA Championship. He is the most successful international golfer of all time, having won 165 professional tournaments across the globe over five decades.