MUMBAI, INDIA & NEW YORK, June 19 /CNW/ - WNS (Holdings) Limited
(NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing (BPO)
services, today announced the appointment of Sir Anthony Greener to its Board
Sir Anthony, 67, will replace Guy Sochovsky, who will retire from the
Board effective July 24, 2007, and as a result, the majority of WNS'
seven-member Board will be comprised of independent directors.
"We are pleased to be able to successfully conclude another of the
commitments that we made during our IPO," said Neeraj Bhargava, Group Chief
Executive Officer. "Sir Anthony brings to WNS an extensive background,
experience and leadership that will complement our existing Board strengths
and will be a terrific asset to management as WNS continues to expand
Sir Anthony joins WNS after retiring from British Telecom plc (BT) in
September 2006, where he served as Deputy Chairman of the Board. He was
Chairman of Diageo plc through 2000, where he led the GBP 23 billion merger of
Guinness plc and Grand Metropolitan plc, which was the largest merger ever in
the UK at that time.
As Chief Executive of Dunhill Holdings, Sir Anthony transformed that
company from a small company focused on smoking-related businesses, into a
significant international luxury products group. He has also served on the
Boards of Robert Mondavi, French luxury goods and drinks group Louis Vuitton
Moet Hennessy (LVMH), Reed International, and Reed Elsevier, the Anglo-Dutch
He currently serves as Chairman of the Qualifications and Curriculum
Authority in the United Kingdom.
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or
BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services
that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. We
transfer the execution of the business processes of our clients, which are
typically companies located in Europe and North America, to our delivery
centers located primarily in India. We provide high quality execution of
client processes, monitor these processes against multiple performance
metrics, and seek to improve them on an ongoing basis.
Our ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information,
please visit our website at www.wnsgs.com.
For further information:
For further information: Investors: WNS (Holdings) Limited Senior VP --
Investor Relations Jay Venkateswaran, +1 212 599 6960 firstname.lastname@example.org or Media:
The Torrenzano Group Al Bellenchia, +1 212 681 1700 ext. 156