Mphasisa leading IT solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced
the appointment of Eric Winston as executive vice president, general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer. In this role, Eric leverages his nearly twenty years of experience guiding international market-leading public and private equity-owned IT companies and will oversee Mphasis’ Legal and Compliance function.
Before joining Mphasis, Eric was Vice President, Legal, at Syntel, Inc., where he was responsible for advising executive management on a wide range of matters including domestic and international strategic and commercial transactions, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment, business development, corporate governance and compliance.
From 2002 through 2015, Eric served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of INTTRA, , the world’s largest electronic transactional platform for the ocean shipping industry. His responsibilities included worldwide legal, privacy, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, intellectual property and patent strategy and compliance activities, as well as government and regulatory affairs. He also managed INTTRA's Human Resources Department.
“We have a stellar track record of governance and compliance and want to bring in a global flavor and Eric’s appointment is another step towards being closer to customers and understanding the integrities of compliance globally,” said Nitin Rakesh, chief executive officer and executive director, Mphasis. “Eric brings an outstanding leadership reputation – his exceptional global track record and knowledge of the IT services industry will be of tremendous value to us,” he added.
“Mphasis is passionate about delivering best in class client experience with its strong customer centric mindset. This is a great opportunity for me to elevate it as I am excited to contribute to Mphasis’ future growth,” said Eric Winston, executive vice president, general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer, Mphasis.
Eric will be based out of New York, USA and will be spearheading the legal and global compliance function.