The Red Herring Institution has announced that the Yemen Soft Company has been chosen to be part of its list of the top 100 companies in Asia’s software industry for 2012. The list was announced at a special conference organized by the institution on September 10-12 in Hong Kong to celebrate the chosen companies.
While congratulating the Yemen Soft Company, Red Herring’s chief executive said, “The competition to join this list was intense this year and the selection of the Yemen Soft Company means it possesses one of the best visions and innovations, which enabled it conduct successful projects and experiments.”
Engineer Ali Abdulhafeez Al-Yousifi, General Manager of the Yemen Soft Company, said that all Arabs should be honored by Yemen Soft’s achievement. “This success is proof of the intelligence of Yemeni minds in different fields – including the software field, which is considered among the hardest fields.”
Speaking about Red Herring’s list, Al-Yousifi said, “Those in charge of choosing the top companies are the first to predict the success of prominent companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and YouTube,” he stated.
The Yemen Soft Company was first established in 1993 and was among only two Arab companies on the list of the top 100 software companies in Asia. In 2009, the Washington Post newspaper said that the Yemen Soft Company was achieving an increase in economic growth. “The company’s programs and technical programs are used in countries in the Arabian Peninsula, North African states and Sudan,” stated the Washington Post.
The company has also achieved success in regional projects supervised by international organizations, including a project to computerize management of public finances.