G4S announces appointment of Himanshu Raja

  • 27 Aug 2013 17:24
G4S, the leading global security and outsourcing group, today announces that Himanshu Raja, current CFO of Misys plc, will be joining the board of G4S plc as an executive director in the role of Chief Financial Officer on 7 October 2013

He will also serve as a member of the Risk Committee.

At Misys, Mr Raja was responsible for finance, legal and commercial, facilities and procurement. Prior to joining Misys, he held a number of senior roles at BT Group plc before becoming CFO at Logica plc in 2011.

Commenting on the announcement, Ashley Almanza, G4S Group Chief Executive said:

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Himanshu Raja as Group CFO. Himanshu is a proven CFO who brings a wealth of financial and commercial experience, gained from working in global organisations for over 25 years.

The realisation of the company's potential will require strategic focus and improved execution and we will benefit from Himanshu's considerable experience of successfully leading global finance organisations and driving improvements in financial performance and control. Himanshu is a great addition to the executive team.

I would like to thank Stuart Curl, G4S UK, Ireland and Africa CFO, for his contribution as Interim Group CFO since 1 June."

Himanshu Raja added:

“I am delighted to be to be joining G4S, a company with excellent market positions and a strong array of growth opportunities. I look forward to working with Ashley and the senior management team”.

About Himanshu Raja

Himanshu is an accomplished CFO, with extensive experience of leading financial discipline in large and complex global organisations.

He has extensive experience and a strong track record of streamlining financial reporting systems and processes to improve controls and visibility of business performance, organisational restructuring, delivering large scale mergers and acquisitions and building strong relationships with the investor community.

Prior to his current role as CFO at Misys, Himanshu held senior executive positions at Logica and BT Group where he worked for more than 10 years in a number of divisional finance director roles including Chief Financial Officer of BT Global Services, BT Design, BT Operate and BT Wholesale. His early career included finance and systems roles at Worldcom International, UUNET and MFS Limited.

Himanshu qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and holds a 2:1 Honours Degree in Law.

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