Wipro announces organizational re-alignment

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Bangalore: Wipro has announced the appointment of Senior VP Shaji Farooq as the global head of its Banking, Finance Services and Insurance (BFSI) strategic business unit. Shaji, who is currently leading the company’s Advanced Technologies Service Line and Go-To-Market transformation initiatives, will take over from Senior VP Soumitro Ghosh, who will now head Wipro Infotech, the India and Middle East business.

A Wipro veteran of 25 years, Soumitro Ghosh has played varied roles including his current position as the global head of BFSI. A founding member of the BFSI Strategic Business Unit, he has played a significant role in building this vertical and making it the largest BU of the company today. Soumitro will now power the India & Middle East businesses to maintain Wipro’s leadership position in these markets.

G K Prasanna, will take charge as the Senior VP & Global Head for Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) in addition to his current role as SVP & Global Head for Product Engineering Solutions (PES). GKP, who has been with Wipro for more than 25 years, is an acknowledged authority on the IT Infrastructure Services business. He was the head of Wipro’s Technology Infrastructure Services business between 2000 through 2009 and is credited with launching several innovative service delivery models.

Jeffrey (Jeff) Heenan Jalil, who has held several leadership roles including Head of Sales for Manufacturing in Europe, Chief Sales & Operations Head for Europe, and most recently, VP & Global Head for Telecom Equipment Vendor and Media Verticals will assume the position of Vice President & Global Head of Advanced Technologies.

Commenting on the organizational re-alignment, T K Kurien, CEO & Executive Director, Wipro said, “Our strategy of driving a significantly higher degree of customer engagement and hyper growth has been paying dividends. In order to sustain this momentum, our leadership team has spent considerable time reviewing market opportunities, and sharply defining the focus areas that would fuel our growth ambition. The exercise reaffirmed our conviction in our chosen strategy. We are committed to better aligning our internal organization with our clients’ needs and to make investments in driving predictability and automation in our delivery.”

Shaji, Soumitro, G K Prasanna and Jeff will report into CEO & Executive Director, T K Kurien. These appointments will be effective January 1, 2014.

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