Group Chief Executive Officer
Keshav R. Murugesh was appointed as our Group Chief Executive Officer and director in February 2010. Mr. Murugesh is based out of Mumbai. Prior to joining WNS, Mr. Murugesh was the Chief Executive Officer of Syntel Inc., a Nasdaq-listed information technology company. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Prior to Syntel, he worked in various capacities with ITC Limited, an affiliate of BAT Plc. between 1989 and 2002. Keshav is also the Past Chairman of NASSCOM* (2019-2020) and a member of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council. Presently, he is an Executive Council member of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (“NASSCOM”). Previously, he held the position of Chairman and a Director at the Data Security Council of India, a not-for-profit, industry body on data protection in India set up by NASSCOM (from 2019 to 2020) and Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council of NASSCOM. He was the Chairman of the Audit Committee of NASSCOM (from 2017 to 2018) of which he stepped off on being elected Vice Chairman and the Honorary Chairman of The Confederation of Indian Industry - Western India’s Education Committee (from 2017 to 2018). He has also served as a former chairman of the BPM Council at NASSCOM. NASSCOM is the industry association for the IT-BPM sector in India. He is on the Board of WNS Cares Foundation, a company that focuses on sustainability initiatives. He was the 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, from 2005 to 2011. The business address of Mr. Murugesh is Gate 4, Godrej & Boyce Complex, Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli West, Mumbai 400079, India.
Jason Liberty was appointed to the WNS Board and Audit Committee in February 2020. He brings over 24 years of strategic finance experience and deep domain expertise in the Travel and Leisure vertical to WNS. Currently, he is the Director, President and Chief Executive Officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the world's second largest cruise line. Since joining Royal Caribbean in 2005, he has donned many roles, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was responsible for overseeing the company's Finance and Accounting, Strategic Planning, Information Technology, Legal and Risk Management functions. Before joining Royal Caribbean in 2005, Mr. Liberty was a senior manager with KPMG, LLP. He holds an MBA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Gareth Williams was appointed to the WNS Board in January 2014. Presently, he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Cicely Saunders International, a charity that funds research and education on palliative care. He also served as an independent director of SAGA plc until December 2020. He served as a Chairman and member of the Board of YSC until November 2017. Prior to his appointment to the WNS Board, he was Director, Human Resources (HR) at Diageo plc and also served as the advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Diageo plc, one of the world's leading premium drink companies and was also the Head of HR at Diageo from January 1999. He held a series of key positions in HR at Grand Metropolitan plc in North America and the UK from 1984 to 1998, leading up to the merger with Guinness that formed Diageo. Before joining Grand Metropolitan, he spent 10 years with Ford of Britain in a number of HR roles. Mr. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Warwick University.
Timothy L Main was appointed to the WNS Board in June 2021, and he also serves on WNS' Compensation and NCG Committee. In September 2021, he was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. He serves on the Board of Quest Diagnostics as Chair of the Cybersecurity Committee and a member of the Audit & Finance and Governance committees. He is also on the Board of SCP & CO Healthcare Acquisition Co., where he serves as a member of the Audit & Finance Committee. He has spent his entire career in the B2B services or outsourcing environment, including more than 25 years at Jabil, a leading provider of manufacturing services with a global operational footprint. Most recently, he was the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Cyber Committee at Jabil Inc. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Jabil, he led the company's transformation and growth to a USD 17+ Billion, 141,000 employee organization through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Mr. Main comes with rich experience and a distinguished track record in international operations, corporate governance, vision and strategy, and technology-led growth. He holds degrees from Michigan University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Michael Menezes was appointed to the WNS Board in January 2014. He presently serves as an Executive-in-Residence to the MBA students at Ryerson University in Toronto on a voluntary basis. He is the President of Acumentor Inc., a sole proprietor business engaged in providing consulting and other services. Most recently, he was the special advisor to the Continental Bank of Canada and an advisor to Fairfax India. He was also Chief Financial Officer, Technology, Operations and Corporate Group at Bank of Montreal from 2000 to 2012. Mr. Menezes has over two decades of global exposure, both as CEO and CFO in the Financial Services, Consumer Goods and Agri-business sectors. In his previous stints, he has been the CFO for ONIC (Holding), CEO of ITC Agro Tech Ltd., India, apart from holding various senior finance roles at ITC Ltd. in India. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, India, a Master's degree in Economics from London School of Economics, UK, and qualified as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
John Freeland was appointed to the WNS Board in September 2014. Currently, he is the Chairman and founder of JF Manufacturing LLC and he is the founder of JF Fitness in North America. He is on the Board of Trout River Lumber, LLC, and Scout Logic, Inc. He also serves as an advisory partner of Next Horizon Capital (Erstwhile North Star Capital Investors). He brings over 35 years of experience to WNS. Most recently, he was the CEO of Symphony Information Resources, Inc. from October 2007 to May 2012, a leading global provider of information, insights and decision solutions. In his previous roles, he was President – Worldwide Operations for salesforce.com and a Managing Partner at Accenture in the areas of global Insurance and global Customer Relationship Management. During his 26-year career at Accenture, he was also appointed a member of Accenture's executive committee. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and an MBA degree from Columbia University.
Francoise Gri was appointed to the WNS Board in May 2015. She is a chairperson of INSEEC U (formerly Omnes Education), a private multidisciplinary higher education and research institution, and is a member of the Board of Directors and chairperson of the Risk Committee at Crédit Agricole. She brings over 30 years of international business experience to WNS, most recently as CEO of Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group, the European leader in local tourism. In her previous roles, she was Executive Vice President ‒ France, and then for all of Southern Europe, at Manpower, Inc., a world leader in workforce solutions that she joined in 2007. During her 26-year career at IBM, she served as President and Country GM for IBM France. She has been on Fortune's global list of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" since 2007. Ms. Gri has a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées (ENSIMAG) in Grenoble, France.
Keith Haviland was appointed to the WNS Board and Audit Committee in July 2017. Currently, Mr. Haviland is an Emmy-nominated film producer and the founder of Haviland Digital Limited, a company dedicated to creating intelligent film, television and digital media. He also serves on the board of Mission Control Productions Limited, Caravan Media Limited, Haviland Digital Co-Productions Limited, 35 Yard Development Limited and Tin Goose Films Ltd. He has 35 years of technology and global business experience, including strategic vision, executive leadership, operational execution and C-suite relationships. He spent 23 years with Accenture, where he was the key founder of their offshore business model and global delivery network for their Technology Services. He finished his tenure at Accenture in 2013 as Senior Managing Director of Technology Services and a member of their Global Leadership Council. Mr. Haviland has a Master of Arts degree from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, in Mathematics and Management Science and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
Lan Tu was appointed to the WNS Board in February 2022 and serves on our Compensation and NCG Committees. Currently, Ms. Tu is on the board of Shawbrook Bank Ltd. and Shawbrook Group PLC and a member of the Nominations, Remuneration, Risk and Audit committees. She serves as a Director on the Board of King's College London and is a member of its Remuneration, Audit and Risk Committees as well. She brings more than 30 years of diverse business experience to WNS, especially in strategic growth and financial services. Most recently, she served as the first CEO of Virgin Money Investments and as a Non-Executive Director at Arrow Global Group plc. In her previous roles, she served as the Chief Strategy Officer at abrdn plc. She spent 12 years at American Express in a variety of roles, including leading the Emerging Payments and Services for EMEA, as well as the Merchant Business in the UK and Nordics. She began her career with McKinsey & Company in London. Ms. Tu holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a Joint Honors BSc. degree from King's College London.
Mario P. Vitale was appointed to the WNS Board and Audit Committee in October 2017. Currently, he serves as the CEO of Resilience Cyber Insurance Solutions, a start-up of cyber-insurance platform for insurance, a member of the advisory board of Kalepa Insurance and the Director on the Board of Broad Street Partners, an insurance brokerage Services Company. He also serves as the Trustee of St John's University College of Insurance and as Director of Growth source Academy, a non-profit organization. He has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. In his previous roles, he has been the CEO of Zurich Insurance Group's Global Corporate business in North America, the CEO of Willis North America and the Chairman of the Board at Blue Marble, a micro-insurance company. Mr. Vitale has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Risk Management from St. John's University - The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, NY.
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