Keshav Murugesh serves as Group Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of WNS….
Keshav Murugesh serves as Group Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of WNS. Based in Mumbai, Keshav is responsible for executing the business strategy, and directing the overall performance and growth of the organization. He is a member of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council and has been the Chairman of Nasscom* for 2019-2020. He was also the Chairman of the Nasscom Consumer Interest Protection Task Force. Keshav is a Member on the Board of WNS Cares Foundation that focuses on community-related projects, especially education for lesser-privileged children in WNS locations globally. Prior to WNS, he has held several leadership positions in global companies, including President and CEO, Syntel Inc. and ITC Ltd. (an affiliate of BAT Plc). Keshav is a social evangelist, who introduced the first-ever Cyber Crime educational series for the Mumbai Police through WNS and Nasscom. He was the founder Chairman of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) India, now known as Enactus, a global organization involved in educational outreach projects in partnership with businesses. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a recipient of the prestigious Chartered Accountants Business Achiever award, 2013. He has been honored as an 'Outstanding CEO' at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, 2015. He has also won the coveted 'India Disruptor of the Year' award at the CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Awards, 2018.
*Nasscom - National Association of Software and Services Companies
Chief Operating Officer
Gautam Barai is the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for entire gamut of Operations, Client Relations, Technology and Capability creation across the organization. He began his tenure at WNS leading operations for the AVIVA business in 2009, and was instrumental in growing the Insurance practice at WNS before becoming the Business Unit Leader for Banking & Financial Services, Insurance and Healthcare. He most recently held the post of Chief Business Officer at WNS. He is also a member of the 'WNS Executive Management Council’. Prior to joining WNS, Gautam was Senior Vice President - Business Executive Operations at Bank of America. Prior to Bank of America, he served as SVP & Head of BPO at Countrywide Financial Corporation leading a team of more than 5,000 employees. At Countrywide, he was instrumental in setting up and managing BPO operations in both India and Costa Rica. He holds MBAs from Columbia University and London Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Sanjay Puria is the Chief Financial Officer, and leads the Global Finance and Information Technology functions. He is a member of the 'WNS Executive Management Council.' A large part of Sanjay's experience has been in the offshore services industry. Sanjay has held several leadership positions within WNS in the finance function. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Chief People Officer
R. Swaminathan (Swami) is responsible for the entire gamut of people-oriented operations. He is a member of the 'WNS Executive Management Council.' Prior to WNS, Swami has held leadership positions at CA Technologies, he was the Head of HR at Syntel and has helmed diverse roles at GE spanning operations and sales. He is a change management coach and a keen practitioner of six sigma. Swami has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Madras.
Chief Business Officer
Deepak Gupta is responsible for executing business strategy, and driving the overall growth and performance of key business units including Travel, Shipping & Logistics, Utilities, Diversified Business, Manufacturing, Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods and Telecom. He is also the Global Capability and Practice Leader for Customer Interaction Services and manages the WNS South Africa business. Deepak is a member of the 'WNS Executive Management Council' and has held several leadership positions within WNS. Prior to WNS, he was with IBM Daksh. Deepak comes with a strong expertise in Travel and Tourism, and has a degree in hospitality management.
Chief Business Transformation Officer
Sanjay Jain supports the organization and clients in large and transformative deals. He is a member of the 'WNS Executive Management Council,' and assists with the development and positioning of new capabilities and technologies. Prior to WNS, Sanjay was the founding partner of several technology start-ups. Sanjay holds an engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from Delhi University.
Chief Risk Officer
Pervez Workingboxwalla is responsible for enterprise risk management, business continuity management, information security and data privacy, operational risk management, Sarbanes Oxley compliance and group internal audit. He has been with WNS for more than a decade, and prior to this, he was with Andersen Consulting. Pervez is a Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Gopi Krishnan has decades of experience as in-house counsel, primarily in the IT industry. He is a member of the 'WNS Executive Management Council.' Gopi provides legal and regulatory advice to the Board of Directors and senior management, oversees the company's customer and vendor contracts, dispute resolution, mergers & acquisitions, and areas around employment law. He has held several leadership positions in Infosys, IBM and corporate law firms. He is an alumnus of the National Law School of India University.
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Pieter Du Preez
Chief Technology Officer
Suhrid Brahma leads the WNS Technology Services and Internal Systems Development teams. He works closely with the business unit leaders in creating and delivering technology-driven solutions. He has decades of experience in the IT industry in various roles, including consulting. Prior to WNS, Suhrid worked with PwC, GE / Genpact, Deloitte and Wipro.
Head, Finance & Accounting Services
Krishnan Raghunathan is the Head of Finance & Accounting (F&A) practice and operations at WNS. He has decades of experience across F&A, BPM, Sales Solutions and Capability functions. Prior to WNS, Krishnan held several key roles at Genpact. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Head, Transformation & Quality
Adrian McKnight is the Head of Transformation & Quality. He leads change management, and integration and drives the overall transformation agenda across WNS. Prior to WNS, Adrian held key portfolios at QBE Insurance. Before that, he was the Chief Data Officer for Suncorp Group in Australia.
Head, Research & Analytics
Akhilesh Ayer is the Head of Research & Analytics (R&A). He is responsible for running WNS' R&A business while enabling the analytics agenda in client organizations. Akhilesh has an engineering background, and prior to WNS, has held key portfolios with Genpact and CRISIL.
Head, Procurement Services
Alpar Kamber is the Head of Procurement Services. He was the Founder and CEO of Denali Sourcing Services (now a part of WNS), a next-generation procurement services provider that enabled procurement organizations to influence more spend, and execute more effectively and efficiently. Prior to Denali, Alpar held management positions at Ariba, FreeMarkets, Diamond Technology Partners and E&Y.
Head, Marketing & Communications
Archana Raghuram leads Marketing, Employee Communications and Public Relations. She is responsible for driving WNS' end-to-end marketing strategy, sales enablement and brand management. She also spearheads the creation of compelling thought leadership for the company. Prior to WNS, Archana has worked with Oracle, and was a media journalist with leading Indian and international publications.
Business Unit Head, Energy & Utilities
Chris is the Business Unit Head for Energy & Utilities vertical at WNS. Having begun his career as an Electrical Engineer, he has over two decades of experience across multiple areas in the Utility sector, including network planning and operations, waste to energy PFI projects and customer service operations. Prior to WNS, Chris worked for Scottish Power, United Utilities, Vertex, and Mphasis, and was instrumental in developing the first multi-utility installation in the UK.
EVP, Finance & Head of Investor Relations
David Mackey is the Head of Investor Relations. He supports the company’s efforts across business strategy, capital markets and corporate finance. David has over 25 years of experience in the offshore services industry, with expertise in strategic planning, P&L management, financial analysis, operations, business development, investor relations and equity capital markets. Prior to WNS, David held senior-level finance positions with Syntel and Unisys.
Business Unit Head, Life Sciences & Healthcare Services
Gauri Puri leads the business for Life Science projects within the Healthcare business unit of WNS. She has decades of experience in industries including, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and Healthcare across domains such as HR, training and operations. Prior to WNS, Gauri worked with Genpact, and was also a practicing dental surgeon for several years at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Business Unit Head, Diversified Business, Manufacturing, Retail, CPG & Telecom
Himanshu Bhardwaj serves as the Business Unit Head for Diversified Business, Manufacturing, Retail, CPG and Telecom at WNS. Prior to WNS, Himanshu has donned multiple global and leadership roles in Xchanging plc (a DXC company), Cambridge solutions Ltd. and FedEx.
Business Unit Head, Banking & Financial Services, Hi-Tech & Professional Services
Jay Venkateswaran is the Business Unit Head for Banking & Financial Services, and Hi-Tech & Professional Services. He is responsible for the strategy, growth and financial performance of these businesses. Prior to joining WNS, he was with AT Kearney as Consulting Partner.
Business Unit Head, Shipping & Logistics
Jaison Augustine is the Business Unit Head for Shipping & Logistics vertical at WNS. He has decades of experience in international shipping and logistics industries. Prior to WNS, Jaison worked with CP Ships and American President Lines.
Head, Customer Interaction Services
Jitender Mohan is the Head of Customer Interaction Services (CIS). He is responsible for the strategy, growth initiatives and financial performance of the CIS practice. He has decades of experience in the IT sector in various roles ranging from transformation, process re-engineering, operations, sales and training. Prior to WNS, Jitender worked with GE / Genpact and IBM.
Managing Director, WNS South Africa
Pieter Du Preez leads WNS South Africa after serving as Corporate SVP. He is currently responsible for leading the entire South African operation, which comprises five revenue-generating divisions in seven sites across the country.
Pieter’s extensive industry-specific experience stems from his involvement in business solutions and process management at companies including Spescom Ltd, Bytes Technology Group and Intellica.
Chief Executive Officer, WNS-Healthhelp
Kariena Greiten serves as the CEO of WNS-HealthHelp. In this role, Kariena is responsible for the performance and compliance of HealthHelp that oversees the management of high-tech, high-cost healthcare specialty spend for health plans. Prior to WNS, Kariena held management positions in Magellan Health, CIGNA Health Services, Tymetrix and Bank of America.
Executive Vice President & Head of Sales (Horizontal Offerings)
Manish Vora serves as the Global Sales Head for Horizontal Offerings [including Finance and Accounting (F&A), Customer Interaction Services, Analytics and HRO] across existing and prospective clients. With a background in finance, Manish has decades of experience in outsourcing, consulting, risk management, investment banking and audit. Prior to WNS, Manish worked with Accenture, Outsource Partners International and ICICI.
Business Unit Head, Travel and Leisure
Manoj Chacko serves as the Business Unit Head for Travel and Leisure. He has decades of experience in the travel and aviation industry. Prior to WNS, Manoj has worked with Emirates, AmEx, Kingfisher Airlines and SOTC Business Travel.
Chief Growth Officer, EMEA & APAC and Head of International Operations & Delivery Centers
Nimesh Akhauri spearheads the organization’s efforts to tap into new growth avenues across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. He is responsible for overseeing the Sales, Strategy and Advisor Relations functions in each of these key markets. In addition he also leads all the international delivery locations. Nimesh’s forte lies in transforming, managing and growing businesses across various geographies and industry segments. He will drive robust revenue growth, manage high-performance teams and continue to develop successful, long-standing client relationships in these geos. Prior to joining WNS, Nimesh was with Capgemini, U.K. as a part of the leadership team. He has also held leadership roles in Syntel and ITC, an affiliate of BAT Plc. In the early days of his career, Nimesh spent close to a decade in the U.S. working for top-notch consulting organizations.
Business Unit Head, Insurance
Suhas Sethi is the Head of the Global Insurance Business Unit at WNS. He has decades of experience in global financial services BPM. Prior to WNS, he has donned leadership roles at Cognizant and GE / Genpact.
Head of Sales, Asia Pacific
Tarun Tandon is responsible for the company's sales and growth strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. He comes with decades of experience in sales, delivery and operations across multiple industry verticals. He has extensive experience in Business Process Outsourcing and IT Services. Prior to WNS, Tarun held multiple sales and management roles with TCS.
Chief Growth Officer, The Americas
Yogendra (Yogi) leads the company’s efforts in developing and implementing new growth strategies in North and South America. While positioning WNS for continued growth, Yogi also oversees the Sales and Strategy function, and advisor relations in these markets. He is responsible for planning, designing and implementing processes to support business growth by defining customer segments and new markets. Yogi brings with him proven capability in service delivery, transition, operations re-engineering, client management, pre-sales and sales. Prior to joining WNS, Yogi was with EXL serving as head of sales for the insurance and healthcare verticals. He began his BPM career in 1999 with GE Capital and has managed operations for GE Australia.
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