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UK & EUROPE Leadership
Nigel Edwards heads EXL’s Business in UK/Europe and has responsibility for leading the insurance industry vertical.
Nigel has 22 years of experience in professional services spanning banking, insurance, retail and manufacturing ranging from operations, to process automation and analytics. He has operated at partner-level positions at PwC and Accenture and has been published extensively. Prior to this he spent eight years in the industry as the client of outsourcing contracts. He has structured and run industry-defining deals in Canada, Europe and Australia. His passion remains in building sustainable solutions that align to client business outcomes.
Neeta is Head of Digital (Insurance), UK/Europe and has responsibility for the Platforms business. Neeta is a senior executive with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to driving business outcomes with over 19 years of global banking and insurance experience and a deep understanding of technology and financial services.
Neeta is on the board of Young Women’s Trust (UK), on the committee of Women in Banking and Finance (Heading Women on Board program), Transparency Task Force and a mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation. She is very passionate about technology disruption, transparency in financial services and an adviser to fintech and regtech start-ups and appears in various panel discussions. She is an angel investor in fintech start-ups and is particularly interested in women led fintech start-ups.
Over the years, she has performed various roles ranging from building platforms, delivering large-scale transformation programs to top banks and insurance companies, outsourcing, management consulting to heading regions. She has managed P&L to build successful, profitable and scalable business units and led strategic mergers & acquisitions.
Kshitij Jain is Vice President and Head of UK and Europe Analytics and leads the analytics practice across UK/Europe.
Kshitij has more than 15 years of experience in professional services spanning analytics, banking and consulting. Kshitij has worked with EXL for over a decade where he has worked on a number of transformation and analytics related initiatives across banking, capital markets, insurance and retail industries. Prior to EXL, Kshitij has worked in the investment banking arm at Bank of America. He is a University of Cambridge Alum where he earned a Master’s in Business and has a Chemical Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Karen Hutchison is Assistant Vice President and Head of Talent Acquisition for UK and Europe. In this role, Karen is responsible for driving Talent Acquisition strategy and delivery through all business units in the geography and is Chair of the Women@EXL Committee for the UK Chapter.
Karen has 20 years of global professional experience across financial services, IT & professional services, where she has led large talent acquisition functions for organizations such as HCL, Wipro and Vodafone globally. Karen started her career at Barclays Wealth, where she was a Business Analyst & Project Manager in Change & Transformation for Wealth Management Operations working on various global projects.
Mohit Manchanda is the Head of EXL’s Consulting Practice in UK and Europe and also leads the Finance & Accounting Business across UK, Europe and APAC.
Mohit has 18 years of experience in managing large scale transformation projects. These cover governance, risk and compliance programs across insurance, banking and capital markets and utilities. Prior to EXL, Mohit worked with KPMG and Deloitte. He is a chartered accountant and a certified internal auditor.
Fauzzia Culkin is Vice President of Marketing for UK & Europe and Australia/New Zealand. She has over 15 years experience in B2B Marketing spanning across insurance, banking and financial services, telecommunications and retail. Prior to EXL, Fauzzia has worked in a number of leadership roles both in the UK and across the EMEA region for organizations including Canon and EE Telecom. Fauzzia holds a Master of Science and Bachelors from University College, London.
Ian Wall is Senior Assistant Vice President and the HR Lead for UK and is based in London. Ian is a seasoned HR professional with over 20 years of rich Industry and HR experience, and was previously employed as the Divisional Director at CGI for almost 8 years, prior to which he has worked in a number of senior HR roles at Lloyds Bank. Ian has completed his BA honors in Economics from Portsmouth University and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Bournemouth University. He sees Diversity and Wellbeing as key aspects of employee value proposition. Ian is married with two children and enjoys travel, cycling and skiing.
Elena Sandrina Ionescu
Elena Sandrina Ionescu is EXL UK’s Facilities and Infrastructure Lead. In this role, Elena is responsible for managing our UK centres, operations delivery and functional capabilities.
Elena has joined EXL in 2018 and has since facilitated execution of various Digital Transformation Strategies within her function, ensured compliance within Health & Safety and Environmental initiatives, as well as supported internal and external stakeholders with regards to logistics and events management. Elena is an alumnus of University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
Sunil Kumar is the Vice President of Europe geography and leading EXL’s Europe footprint to enhance the service delivery quotient. He is located in Sofia and manages all of Europe, including Cluj & Olomouc.
Sunil holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, is a registered COPC coordinator as well as a certified six sigma professional.
Sunil has diverse experience in Sales, Consulting, Migrations Project Management, Solution Designing & large Operations Management across geographies. He has worked with organizations, such as Blue Dart, GE & Genpact & American Express prior to EXL.
Manishi Saxena is Vice President in Human Resources Department and Global Head of HR for Travel Transport and Logistics Business. She also heads Global Corporate Communications and CSR, and is Head of HR for UK and Europe.
Manishi holds a MBA degree from University of Chicago and a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from University of Delhi.
Manishi is an accomplished HR professional with over 20 years of experience with organizations such as Barclays, GENPACT, Annik Technologies, Max Life and EXL Services. She brings in a unique combination of expertise in partnering with business to achieve business goals, designing and implementing effective people strategies and leading organization development interventions and transformation initiatives.
Rahul Arora is EXL’s Client Executive for a leading utilities provider in the UK. During his 10 years in this role, he spearheaded the Customer Transformation Programme.
Rahul is responsible for growth, strategy and client management. Collectively, he has over 15 years’ experience in managing large client operations and relationships, improving operational performance and sales and marketing for multiple clients in utilities, consulting, banking, financial services and the BPM industry. Rahul graduated from Institute of Hotel Management, Bhopal.
Bhavna Newle Chopra
Bhavna Newle Chopra is Senior Vice President in Operations Management Department and leads several strategic initiatives. She has a sound understanding of operational parameters, such as client relationship, migrations, workforce planning & optimization and Six Sigma-based process improvement.
A certified Green Belt, Bhavna has held a variety of cross functional leadership positions at EXL, WNS and GE Capital International Services. She has a history of successfully leading large teams, delivering financial results and driving organizational efficiency by redesigning process and leveraging technology.