Eric B. Herr · Chairman, WNS (Holdings) Ltd.
Mr. Eric Herr serves as the Chairman of the Board of WNS (Holdings) Ltd. Mr. Herr became a member of the Board of Directors with the completion of the company’s initial public offering in 2006. Mr. Herr is currently on the Board of Directors of Regulatory Data Corporation and Edgar Online. He also serves as Chair of the New Hampshire Judicial Council and on the Board of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Formerly, Mr. Herr has been Director of Taleo Corporation and Chief Financial Officer and President of Autodesk, Inc. Mr. Herr received a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Kenyon College.
Keshav Murugesh · Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Murugesh serves as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our
Board of Directors. Based in Mumbai, Mr. Murugesh is responsible for executing the
business strategy and directing the overall performance and growth of our
organization. Prior to joining WNS, he served as the President and Chief Executive
Officer of Syntel Inc. where he was responsible for the company's global
IT services and knowledge process outsourcing businesses. Prior to being
named CEO, he served as COO, President and CFO, during which time the company's
global work force, revenue, EPS and market capitalization grew significantly.
Prior to joining Syntel as CFO in 2002, he held a range of progressively
responsible senior management posts at conglomerate ITC Limited, an affiliate of
BAT plc. Mr. Murugesh is a Fellow of The
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a Member on the Board of WNS
Cares Foundation that focuses on community-related projects in WNS locations
globally. Mr. Murugesh has been the founder Chairman of SIFE (Students in Free
Enterprise) India, which is a global organization involved in educational outreach
projects in partnership with businesses across the globe. Mr. Murugesh is a
frequent industry speaker, both nationally and internationally, including at the
World Economic Forum. He also serves as Chairman of NASSCOM BPO Forum.
Albert Aboody · Director
Mr. Albert Aboody was appointed to our board of directors in June 2010 as an independent director. He is also serving as chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Aboody was an Audit Partner at KPMG LLP (U.S.) where he worked on significant client assignments and participated in the establishment of policies and overseeing of professional practice accounting and auditing matters as a member of the firm’s National Office. In this capacity he also reviewed filings by registrants with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and engaged in discussions with the SEC on accounting and auditing issues affecting KPMG clients. He has also served on the Advisory Board of KPMG India, as its Deputy Chairman and as head of its audit department. He co-authored the chapter on SEC Reporting Requirements appearing in the 2001-2008 annual editions of the Corporate Controller’s Manual. Mr. Aboody is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he was a Post-graduate Research Scholar at Cambridge University and he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.
Richard Bernays · Director
Mr. Bernays joined the Board in 2006 as an independent director. Prior to his retirement in 2001, Mr. Bernays held several leadership positions at Old Mutual, plc, a London-based international financial services company, and most recently served as Chief Executive of Old Mutual International. He has also held senior executive positions at Jupiter Asset Management, Hill Samuel Asset Management and Mercury Asset Management. Mr. Bernays currently serves on several boards including Hermes Pensions Management, Trinity College, Oxford, Save the Children Fund and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford.
Sir Anthony Greener · Director
Sir Anthony Armitage Greener was appointed to our board of directors in 2007. Sir Anthony is based in London and is the Chairman of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. He formerly served as Deputy Chairman of British Telecom and Chairman of Diageo plc. Prior to that, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive of Guinness plc and the Chief Executive Officer of Dunhill Holdings. Sir Anthony was also previously appointed on the board of directors of Robert Mondavi, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, Reed International and Reed Elsevier plc. He is presently a independent director of Williams Sonoma. Sir Anthony was honored with a knighthood in 1999 for his services to the beverage industry.
Jeremy Young · Director
Mr. Young was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2004 as a nominee of Warburg Pincus. He became independent director with effect from January 2013, having exited Warburg Pincus in December 2012, wherein he held various positions since 1992. Mr. Young is a trustee of The Haemophilia Society - a U.K-based charitable organization. Before joining Warburg Pincus, he worked with Baxter Healthcare International; Booz, Allen & Hamilton International and Cellular Transplant / Cytotherapeutics. Mr. Young holds a Master of Arts degree in English from Cambridge University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Adrian T. Dillon · Director
Mr. Adrian T. Dillon was appointed to our Board of Directors on September 21, 2012 as an independent Director. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committees of Williams-Sonoma, Inc, a specialty retailer of high-quality home products. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee at NDS, a leading global provider of end-to-end software solutions to the pay-television industry when the company was acquired by Cisco in 2012. During his career, he has held key finance roles including Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Skype Limited and EVP, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Agilent Technologies. He was a member and past Chairman of The Conference Board Council of Financial Executives. Mr. Dillon graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. degree in economics.
Renu S Karnad · Director
Mrs. Renu S Karnad was appointed to our Board of Directors on September 21, 2012 as an independent Director. She had joined Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC Ltd) in 1978 and is currently serving as the Managing Director of HDFC Ltd. She is also a Director on several other Boards, including BOSCH Limited and AKZO Nobel India Limited. In her current role, Mrs. Karnad is responsible for strategy, budget, product development and distribution for all India lending operations. She is highly involved in policy planning with regard to the housing industry in India. Over the years, Mrs. Karnad has had to her credit, numerous awards and accolades such as "Outstanding Woman Business Leader" at the CNBC-TV18 Indian Business Leader Awards (IBLA) 2012. She was also a part of Business Today power list 2011 Magazine’s 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN PROFESSIONALS IN INDIA and was honoured by IMC Ladies’ wing for outstanding contribution by a woman in the field of Banking and Financial Services, 2011. Mrs. Karnad is a law graduate from the University of Mumbai and holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. She has also been a Parvin Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs.