CFO CHOICE | Ashish Mathur
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Ashish Mathur

Ashish Mathur

Chief Information Officer – WNS Global Services

Full Name Ashish Mathur
Current Designation & Role Chief Information Officer
Current Company Name WNS Global Services
Past Company Names Barclays Bank, Aon Hewitt, Fidelity Information Services, PepsiCo, Tata’s
No of Years in the IT Industry 23 years
City you live in currently and since when Mumbai, since 2011
Native Town/ City you belong Delhi
Mother Tongue Hindi
Language you are proficient with English, Hindi, Bengali
Educational Details Electronics Engineer from BIT, Ranchi and MBA from X.L.R.I, Jamshedpur
Awards and Recognitions Received CIO Several. Most recent being the CIO 100 Award nomination for 2012 (by IDG)
Gadgets you love the most and why Black Berry – I think it’s the most efficient smart phone for business users
What makes you laugh slapstick comedy
Current book you are reading and what you love about it The Litigators, John Grisham. This is his 25th book or so, and his style is ever enchanting
Books you enjoyed reading the most That would be a really long list ! One of my favourite though is an old paperback – Battle Cry by Leon Uris
Software company you admire and why Microsoft . I think it’s a constantly innovating company – and one way or the other – it touches the lives of almost everyone on earth!
Hardware company your admire and why HP for its technology, reliability and robustness
IT personality you admire and why Sabeer Bhatia – one of the few who got it right very early!
Your best moment in your career till date Surprise promotion to a General Manager role at PepsiCo, quite early in my career
Your best moment in personal life Holiday with my family at Disney World, Orlando
Music You Like Old Hindi and old English
Movies You Like Action, Comedy
Most Liked Travel Destination Goa, London, Costa Rica
Why do you like your job Every day is a new day for me – there are new business demands, new challenges and new technologies …. I love the excitement in my work and the people I work with !
Most favorite quote “If you torture data long enough, it will confess.”