Infy's BPO Head Quits To Start Own Business

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jun 15, 2015


We often come across successful entrepreneurs who have left their high profile jobs to nurture their own entrepreneurial dreams. Here’s another example - in the making.  

The head of Infosys BPO’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Japan regions, Asheesh Mehra has quit the company. And, now he plans to begin his own venture. 

 An IT veteran, Mehra has spent over seven years with Infosys. And, now he has launched Antworks, which is a business process outsourcing and technology company catering to the financial and healthcare services industries. 

Headquartered in Singapore, Antworks will have a global footprint with offices in Singapore, Qatar, London and Mumbai to begin with. Antworks will focus on providing solutions primarily to the Healthcare and Financial sectors through two delivery models – BPaaS (Business Process as a Service) and TaaS (Technology as a Service).

“After spending 18 years in the industry, I felt this was the right time to take the plunge. I am looking at making life at Antworks an adventure for everyone who walks through the door. Antworks will be built on 3 distinctive pillars – Fresh: Fearless: Fast,” Asheesh said describing his new venture.

 Co-founded by Govind Sandhu, who is former senior executive of Tata Consultancy Services, WNS and Capita, the startup will have three delivery centres in the country, first among which will come up in Pune, later this month. 

“It is an exciting time for the India’s startup ecosystem. People are summoning up the courage to walk out and build ventures from the ground. There is a huge transformation going on right now,” said Mehra.

 The last working day of the Infosys vice president is June 17.

Founded earlier this year with a seed capital of $8 million, Antworks will be offering complete pack of services to major insurance providers, hospital chains and speciality clinics across the healthcare domain. On the financial services part, the startup will cater to small and medium financial institutions, like agricultural banks, refinancing institutions and mortgage providers. 

“Healthcare is an exceptionally resilient sector, where we are planning to offer services, like patient management, disease management, billing services, and predictive analytics for offering preventive management & care,” said Mehra. 

Antworks is a culmination of Asheesh’s vision to create a company with the customer at its core. The company aims to foster a smart working culture, where the team will be stakeholders and not mere employees. Through Antworks, Asheesh wants to nurture future leaders for the technology industry.

Asheesh was conferred the “People’s choice for Personal Contribution to Industry - APAC” award in 2011 and “Thought Leader of the year - Asia” award by SSON in 2010.