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3rd Batch of 52 WNS Leaders Graduate From Harvard Business Publishing's Leadership Development Program

Friday, July 2, 2010

MUMBAI, INDIA, Jul 02, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, and Harvard Business Publishing, the premier source for management practices, programs and content celebrated the convocation ceremony for its third batch in Mumbai, yesterday. The event was presided by Eric Mankin, Senior Director, Professional Services, Harvard Business Publishing, who addressed the group along with Keshav Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS Global Services.

"The WNS-Harvard Business Publishing program places our leaders and our organization in a better position for growth, equipping WNS senior managers with unique perspectives and the tools necessary to face a wide variety of business challenges on a daily basis, and for expansion of roles leading to success in the long run," said Keshav Murugesh.

On the occasion, Vinay Hebbar, Managing Director, Harvard Business Publishing, India, elaborated, "The leadership development program titled 'The Management Series' has been developed jointly by WNS and Harvard Business Publishing and delivered by Harvard Business Publishing's Corporate Learning Division. The program includes interactive exercises designed to encourage active participation, practice and assessment of new skills using classroom and online tools. We are very pleased to be collaborating with WNS and look forward to deepening our relationship with them."

WNS and Harvard Business Publishing collaborated in 2008 to offer leadership development programs titled "The Leadership Series" and "The Management Series" for WNS's senior leaders. They are based on Harvard Business Publishing's "Leadership Direct" platform, a comprehensive virtual learning program on leadership development topics, and "Harvard ManageMentor(R)," a performance support program to foster management skills. Since the collaboration, more than 170 WNS senior managers have completed the 12-month leadership development programs.

About Harvard Business Publishing
Harvard Business Publishing partners with its corporate clients to understand their learning objectives and works with them to develop and implement a customized portfolio of content and services uniquely suited to their talent development strategies. In its client engagements, Harvard Business Publishing delivers thought leadership applied to real-world problems for measurable results. Its offerings are distinguished by a deep, rich well of business content from which to develop learning solutions, expertise in facilitating participant-centered learning, and access to experts on management practice worldwide. Harvard Business Publishing stands out in the marketplace because of the unique transformational learning experience it delivers for business leaders at all levels, from a company's most senior executive to its high-potential performers. For more information, visit Harvard Business Publishing at

About WNS
WNS is a leading global business process outsourcing company. Deep industry and business process knowledge, a partnership approach, comprehensive service offering and a proven track record enable WNS to deliver business value to some of the leading companies in the world. WNS is passionate about building a market-leading company valued by our clients, employees, business partners, investors and communities. For more information, visit

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