Keshav R. Murugesh serves as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of NYSE listed WNS Global Services. He also serves as the Chairman of the NASSCOM BPM Council in India.
Based in Mumbai, Mr. Murugesh is responsible for executing the business strategy, and directing the overall performance and growth of the 27,000 plus people organization. He has differentiated WNS as the first player in the outsourcing space to implement an end-to-end vertical approach, a technology-enabled offerings program and a unique client-centric client-partner program. This remains a significant achievement in an industry, which has its foundation in cross-industry functions.
Prior to joining WNS, Mr. Murugesh served as the President and Chief Executive Officer NASDAQ listed Syntel Inc., where he was responsible for the company's global IT services and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) businesses. The Syntel tenure was preceded by a range of progressively responsible senior management positions at conglomerate ITC Ltd., an affiliate of BAT Plc.
Apart from his professional crests, Mr. Murugesh is also known as an evangelist in the industry. He introduced the first-ever Cyber Crime educational series for the Mumbai Police through WNS and NASSCOM; was closely involved with establishing a first-of-its-kind unrelated marrow donor registry in India; brought the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), now called Enactus, into Indian waters for the first time, and as its Chairman for six years, built an incredible connect between the student communities and businesses. His passion towards enabling communities around for a better tomorrow has received many an accolade.
Mr. Murugesh is a Board Member of WNS Cares Foundation, which focuses on education for the lesser-privileged children as the core medium of community outreach and uplift in WNS locations globally.
Mr. Murugesh is a frequent industry speaker, both nationally and internationally, including at the World Economic Forum. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and was awarded the prestigious CA Achiever award for 2013 by the ICAI.