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WNS Appoints Ronald Strout as Chief of Staff and Head - Americas

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

NEW YORK, NY, Sep 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced that the company has appointed Ronald Strout as Chief of Staff and Head, Americas. He will represent the Group CEO's office in the Americas. Strout will accelerate WNS's renewed focus on client interactions, leadership development, creation of new offerings, market penetration of new services and driving strategic initiatives.

Strout has over three decades of experience in building and transforming businesses in large and small corporate environments as well as extensive exposure to consulting and the Financial Services industry. Previous leadership roles include the Senior Vice President at State Street Corporation and Partner / Managing Director at Bearing Point, formerly KPMG Consulting, Inc. Additionally, as Chairman of State Street Corporation's JV in India, he was closely involved in establishing a robust BPO entity serving the capital markets and custodial banking space, based out of India.

Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS Global Services, said, "WNS is constantly investing in its leadership pipeline to enhance horizontal, vertical and sales capabilities. Ron's impressive track record is testimony to his ability to delight clients, build and transform businesses and run key initiatives, making him the right choice for WNS."

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Media Contact:
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WNS Global Services
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Investor Relations WNS Global Services
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