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Jiten & Vinay appointed to Executive Board


With the objective of strengthening VFS Global’s Executive Board in line with the company’s ongoing successful business expansion, Jiten Vyas and Vinay Malhotra – both Regional Group COOs – have been appointed as members of the company’s Executive Board with immediate effect.

The Executive Board (EB) in collaboration with the Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in VFS Global’s strategic decision-making across various business verticals and functions of the company. The addition of Mr. Vyas and Mr. Malhotra, with their respective vast individual career experiences, will further strengthen the EB to bring in the wider operational business perspective, in light of the company’s growth strategy.

Mr. Vyas, a UK citizen who joined the company in 2003 is responsible for all business operations in Africa (including Turkey), CIS and Eastern Europe, Europe and Americas, and Australasia.

Mr. Malhotra, an Indian citizen,  who joined the company in 2013 is responsible for all business operations in Middle East, South Asia and China.

Both of them have handled various leadership responsibilities across geographies for the company, and are also responsible for the strengthening of key client government relationships.

Zubin Karkaria, CEO, VFS Global, commented, “We are very proud to have dynamic and experienced leaders of the calibre of Jiten and Vinay who have been instrumental to our global success in growing rapidly and serving now 62 client governments. As we further expand our scope of business, we look forward to having their considerable and combined expertise add value to matters of strategy and corporate development.”

Over the years VFS Global has developed a very strong leadership team with highly experienced domain experts and specialists, not just in business roles, but also for key functions like Compliance, Quality, Data Protection & Privacy, Information Security, Finance, HR and IT.

VFS Global’s Executive Board now comprises of the following members:

  1. Zubin Karkaria, CEO
  2. Olivier de Canson, CFO
  3. Bernard Martyris, Chief – HR
  4. Dhiren Savla, CIO
  5. Chris Dix, Head – Business Development
  6. Arnaud de La Chapelle, Head – Identity & Citizen Services
  7. Jiten Vyas – Regional Group COO
  8. Vinay Malhotra – Regional Group COO

About VFS Global

VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. VFS Global, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, has Swiss parentage and is a portfolio company of EQT, a leading global private equity firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. With 2776 Application Centres, operations in 141 countries across five continents and over 184 million applications processed as on 31 October 2018, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 62 client governments.