WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS), the parent company of WNS Global Services, a leading global business process outsourcing ("BPO") provider, today announced the appointment of Alok Misra , as Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from February 18, 2008.
"We are delighted to have Alok Misra join our senior management team. Alok is an accomplished finance professional with eighteen years of public company experience, with a track record in the BPO industry. We see Alok playing a critical role in WNS' continuing growth as a leading global BPO company," said Neeraj Bhargava, Group Chief Executive Officer.
Alok Misra joins WNS after holding the Group CFO position at MphasiS, an Electronic Data Systems Corporation company, where he has been a key member of the leadership team for the last seven years and helped grow the organisation in that period into one of the larger players in the information technology and BPO industry including the strategic alignment with EDS.
Prior to MphasiS, Alok worked with ITC Limited, where his last assignment was as the Financial Controller of a US$110 million project involving the relocation of ITC's factory at Bangalore, India.
He is a frequent speaker at industry events and CFO forums and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Alok holds an honours degree in Commerce from Calcutta University and has been a rank holder throughout his academic career with several merit scholarships.