West Corporation announced that Anup Nair is joining as Chief Information Officer (“CIO”), a newly created position. As CIO, Anup will have oversight of West’s technology strategy including systems integration and development, infrastructure, information security and data analytics.
The creation of this new position at West reflects the Company’s commitment to innovation and delivery of best-in-class service to its clients. Anup will assume his responsibilities effective immediately and report to West’s Chief Executive Officer John Shlonsky.
Anup brings deep technology expertise and over 20 years of experience working with leading global companies to West. Most recently Anup served as CIO and then CTO for Vantiv, now WorldPay, Inc., a leading global payment processor. Through agile methodology and practices, he transformed complex and disparate technologies into key drivers of Vantiv’s business strategy. Those advancements played a significant role in growing Vantiv to the largest merchant acquirer in the United States. Before Vantiv, Anup led several payment divisions at Barclays Bank, ultimately assuming the role of Global Head of Payment Platforms. Prior to his work in payments, Anup held technology leadership roles at some of the most respected financial services organizations across the globe, including Morgan Stanley and Citibank.
“I am pleased to welcome Anup to West. He has an impressive track record of delivering results and is an excellent complement to our current executive team and strategic focus,” said John Shlonsky, Chief Executive Officer of West. “Anup has transformed expansive global technology organizations into highly agile, cohesive and innovative teams. His experience will be invaluable as we continue to drive innovation and efficiencies across the West platform.”