DirectorshipsMr. Adrian T. Dillon serves as Chairman of the Board of WNS (Holdings) Ltd. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and of the Compensation Committee of HealthEquity, Inc., as well as Chairman of the Cybersecurity Committee. Mr. Dillon was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of NDS Group Limited, Verigy Pty and LumiLeds Inc. During his career, he held key finance roles, including Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Skype Ltd., EVP, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Agilent Technologies and held various positions at Eaton Corporation. He was a past Chairman and Member of The Conference Board Council of Financial Executives. Mr. Dillon graduated in Economics from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.
Business Experience & Education
DirectorshipsKeshav 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.

 

*NASSCOM - National Association of Software and Services Companies
DirectorshipsHe was appointed to the WNS Board and Audit Committee in February 2020. He brings over 20 years of strategic finance experience and deep domain expertise in the Travel vertical to WNS. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the world’s second largest cruise line. He is 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.
DirectorshipsMr. Gareth Williams was appointed to the WNS Board in January 2014. Presently, Mr. Williams 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 serves as an independent director of SAGA plc. He served as a Chairman and member of the Board of YSC until November 2017. Prior to his appointment to WNS Board, he was Director, Human Resources 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 Human Resources 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 the Warwick University.
DirectorshipsMr. Michael Menezes was appointed to the WNS Board in January 2014. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Menezes presently serves as the advisor to Fairfax India and also 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 proprietary business engaged in providing consulting and other services. Most recently, he was the special advisor to the Continental Bank of Canada. He was also CFO, 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. Mr. Menezes received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from 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.
DirectorshipsMr. John Freeland was appointed to the WNS Board in September 2014. Currently, Mr. Freeland is the Chairman and Co-founder of Surface Architectural Supply Inc, Chairman and founder of JF Manufacturing LLC and he is the founder of JF Fitness of North America. He is on the Board of Scout Logic, Inc. He brings over 35 years of experience to WNS, most recently as President and CEO of Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), 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. Mr. Freeland has a B.A. degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.
DirectorshipsMs. Francoise Gri was appointed to the WNS Board in May 2015.She is a chairperson of INSEECU and is a member of the Board of Directors at Credit Agricole, Credit Agricole Investment Banking and Edenred. Ms. Gri 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 who she joined in 2007. During her 26-year career at IBM, she served in the role of 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 is a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Informatique et Mathematiques Appliquees ENSIMAG) in Grenoble, France.
DirectorshipsMr. Keith Haviland was appointed to the WNS Board and Audit Committee in July 2017. Currently, Mr. Haviland is a 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, Mirabilis Technology Services Limited, Caravan Media Limited, Haviland Digital Co-Productions Limited, 35 Yard Development Limited and Tin Goose Films Ltd. He has 35 years of global technology and business experience including strategic vision, executive leadership, operational execution and C-suite relationships. He spent 23 years with Accenture where he was a 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 received a Master of Arts degree from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University in Mathematics and Management Science and is 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.
DirectorshipsMr. Mario P. Vitale was appointed to the WNS Board and Audit Committee in October 2017. Currently, Mr. Vitale serves as the CEO of Vitality Risk, LLC .He is also serving as a President of Arceo, a startup of a Cyber Insurance Platform to Insurance Companies, a member of the advisory board of Kalepa Insurance, the Director on the Board of Broad Street Partners, an insurance brokerage Services Company and the Director of Growth source Academy, a non-profit organization. He also serves as the Trustee of St John’s University College of Insurance. He has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, he was the CEO of Aspen Insurance, a leading specialty insurer. In his previous roles, he has been the CEO of Zurich Insurance Group’s Global Corporate business in North America and the CEO of Willis Towers Watson and also the Chairman of the Board at Blue Marble, a micro-insurance company.
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