It is with utmost pleasure and great pride that I am writing this letter of recommendation for Mr. Manish Katyan for admission into the graduate program in your university. As his Manager in AON Hewitt, Chennai, I have known him for two years both professionally and personally and hence I have had ample time to analyze, guide and encourage him on his capabilities.In my observation, he has the capability to complete tasks assigned to him with minimum guidance, making him intellectually independent. At the same time, he shows the rare and essential character to be a team person and work cohesively with his colleagues in achieving the set target. This rare combination of skills has won him several awards including the “Customer Hero Award”, in appreciation of his dedication and commitment to client deliverables.He is a meticulous person and can be entrusted to handle critical situations. As the team leader for his team, he guides his team to test both the positive and negative scenarios to ensure that new changes do not impact the production system. Simultaneously he also works on Test Planning, Configuration and Defect Resolution – tasks that are generally handled by more experienced managers. He shows a lot of interest in defects solving, having not only resolved many in a short span of time but also making sure that they do not recur in the future. He had also initiated the procedure of documenting the changes in a lucid way for future reference, which would be understandable to a non-technical professional too.Manish is a creative person with a passion for technology. I would like to highlight a prototype that he developed for “Aon Hewitt Leanovation Committee”, which allows remote teams to collaborate in real-time for testing of production system, saving the company over $200,000 per year from increase efficiency of global teams. He also demonstrates strong leadership qualities. He proved his caliber as an effective mentor by helping newly hired interns with knowledge transition and getting up to the speed quickly.I have found him to be a reliable, hardworking and dedicated member of my team. Hence, I strongly recommend his application to your esteemed university, which would help him in improving his knowledge and in realizing his dreams.