Paramjit Jassal
CFO Global Finance Operations, Universal Music Group
Paramjit Jassal (PJ) is CFO Global Finance Operations at Universal Music Group. He is based out of London and has been working with the Universal Music Group since 1999. In his current role, PJ has responsibility for UMG’s Global Finance Operations including its UK Corporate Head Office. He played a lead role in the integration of EMI Recorded Music acquired in 2012 and is spearheading the development of their new London HQ in St Pancras Square.

In recent years, PJ has driven a number of transformational initiatives, including outsourcing and offshoring of non-core back-office Finance and IT functions, and refreshing the Finance Systems with a standardized SAP ERP platform roll-out across UMG’s global operations. PJ also has responsibility for UMG’s Finance BPO program - driving process harmonization and standardization across UMG. PJ has a B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science and Cybernetics, and is a Chartered Accountant.

Claudio Altini
UK Head GBS Advisory, KPMG

Claudio is an acknowledged expert in functional transformation and has developed a broad and in-depth experience in global business services; Pan-European shared service centre and business process outsourcing initiatives - from strategy through post-deal optimisation. Claudio is a thought leader in his specialist field where he is recognised as a leading expert. He is a regular participant and contributor on shared service think forums, conference speaking, written output and service proposition development.

Nimesh Akhauri

Executive Vice President and Head of Sales Europe, WNS

Nimesh Akhauri is Executive Vice President and Head of Sales for the Europe region at WNS. In his current role, Nimesh is responsible for building and managing a high-performance sales team across all industry verticals and horizontals. He leads the Sales, Strategy and Advisor Relations teams for the region. Prior to joining WNS, Nimesh was with Capgemini in the United Kingdom as a part of the leadership team for the Application Lifecycle Services business line. Nimesh has also held leadership roles in Syntel and ITC, an affiliate of BAT Plc. In the early days of his career, Nimesh spent close to a decade in Chicago and Atlanta working for top-notch consulting organizations. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Sciences and Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

Krishnan Raghunathan
Chief Capability Officer, WNS

Krishnan Raghunathan is WNS's Chief Capability Officer responsible for driving teams spanning capability creation, solutions, transition and quality. He has more than 20 years of rich experience across finance and accounting, business process management and sales solutions / capability functions. Before joining WNS, Krishnan led several challenging roles at Genpact, supporting strategic deals and consultative selling. In addition, Krishnan was also a business leader for a number of industry verticals at Genpact, including hospitality, transportation, logistics, media and professional services. Krishnan is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a trained Six Sigma Black Belt.

Jesper Lillelund

Jesper Lillelund
Partner & Co-Founder, CorporateLeaders

Jesper Lillelund has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 15 years. Jesper combines his in-depth industry knowledge, access to a wide network of business leaders, and market development skills focusing on making business transformation and corporate excellence part of the business agenda.

Prior to co-founding CorporateLeaders, Jesper was instrumental in building a leading independent business transformation association from an informal business community to a global player. He also served as the Marketing Director at The Wall Street Journal Europe where he was responsible for managing brand, direct and on-line marketing. In his career at the Journal Europe, Jesper was also responsible for developing new revenue generating businesses. This included launching The Wall Street Journal Europe’s conference operations starting with the highly sought after European CEO Summits to the regional Central European Economic Review conferences. Prior to the Journal Europe, Jesper held market analyst roles at MAN B&W Diesel and Danisco in Denmark.

Jesper holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Dallas and a BBA in Management and International Business from Baylor University in Texas.


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