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WNS Recognized as CIMA Training Partner

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CIMA Accreditation to Enhance WNS's Finance & Accounting Outsourcing Capabilities

MUMBAI, India, Nov 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, was recently recognized as a training partner by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world's largest professional body of management accountants. The accreditation will enable WNS to enhance its Finance & Accounting (F&A) outsourcing capabilities among its employees across WNS centers, with the help of CIMA's global quality standard training program in management accounting.

"The professional growth of our employees is fundamental to WNS's growth. WNS has initiated continuous learning and development initiatives along with knowledge enhancement programs that enable our specialized workforce to improve our services and solutions, enabling our clients to grow in the long run and maintain an edge over their competition in today's highly competitive market. One of our key initiatives in this endeavor towards nurturing talent within the company is this partnership with CIMA that will help build, disseminate and share domain knowledge expertise, a capability that is synonymous with WNS," said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.

WNS set up its F&A outsourcing services in 1996, and is currently one of the fastest growing business units within WNS. The CIMA qualification will enable WNS to create a one-stop solution for all finance and accounting domain knowledge in an endeavor to retain and build specialized capabilities in the segment. The training partnership will recognize WNS employees as CIMA qualified professionals and will continue to support them throughout their working career.

"The CIMA qualification and our training program will help us in both attracting and retaining talent. This will enable our knowledge experts to deliver at a higher level of the value chain, by driving operational excellence and delivering key outcomes to clients," said Tasneem Lakdawalla, Business Unit Head, Finance & Accounting, WNS.

WNS is a leading comprehensive F&A outsourcing service provider, with over 7,000 dedicated employees delivering a full range of over 600 processes that range from simple transactions to complex analytical processes, including industry-specific processes to more than 70 F&A clients around the world.

About CIMA
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, founded in 1919, is the world's leading and largest professional body of Management Accountants, with 183,000 members and students operating in 168 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers' choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.

CIMA is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards of members and students, and to maintaining public confidence in management accountancy. CIMA is proud to be the first professional accounting body to offer a truly global product in the fast-moving area of Islamic Finance.

About WNS
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process outsourcing company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics and Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process outsourcing services such as finance and accounting, customer care, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. WNS has over 21,000 professionals across 23 delivery centers worldwide including Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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