Wipro appoints Capgemini’s Thierry Delaporte as new CEO, MD
Wipro appoints Capgemini’s Thierry Delaporte as new CEO, MD

Wipro appoints Capgemini’s Thierry Delaporte as new CEO, MD

  • IT services major Wipro said it has appointed Capgemini Group veteran Thierry Delaporte as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, effective July 6, 2020.
  • In January this year, the company had said its CEO and Managing Director Abidali Z Neemuchwala had decided to step down from the company. Abidali Neemuchwala will relinquish his position as CEO and MD on June 1.
  • Rishad Premji will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company until July 5, Wipro said in a statement.
  • “Until recently, Thierry Delaporte was the Chief Operating Officer of Capgemini Group and a member of its group executive board. During his 25 year career with Capgemini, he held several leadership roles,” it said.
  • He also oversaw Capgemini’s India operations, and led the group’s transformation agenda, conceptualising and driving several strategic programs across various business units, it added.
  • “Thierry has an exceptional leadership track record, strong international exposure, deep strategic expertise, a unique ability to forge long-standing client relationships, and proven experience of driving transformation and managing technological disruption.
  • We believe that Thierry is the right person to lead Wipro in its next phase of growth,” Rishad Premji, Chairman of Wipro, said.
  • Delaporte will be based in Paris and will report to Rishad Premji.
  • “I look forward to working closely with Rishad, the board, senior leadership and the hugely talented employees of Wipro to turn a new chapter of growth and build a better tomorrow for all our stakeholders,” Delaporte said.
  • Delaporte began his career in 1992 as a Senior Auditor with Arthur Andersen in Paris and London.
  • He is also the co-Founder and President of the not-for-profit Life Project 4 Youth, an organisation dedicated to the professional and social integration of young adults living in impoverished regions.

About Wipro

  • Wipro is an Indian multinational corporation that provides information technology, consulting and business process services. It is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • In 2013, Wipro separated its non-IT businesses and formed the privately owned Wipro Enterprises
  • Formed– 29 December 1945
  • Founders – M.H. Hasham Premji, Suditpto Halder
  • Headquarters – Bengaluru
  • CEO– Thierry Delaporte

About Capgemini-

  • Capgemini SE is a French multinational corporation that provides consulting, technology, professional, and outsourcing services. It is headquartered in Paris, France.
  • Founded – 1 October 1967
  • Founder – Serge Kampf
  • Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Chairman – Paul Hermelin

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