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April 7, 2024

Wipro CEO Thierry Delaporte Steps Down; Srinivas Pallia Named Successor

In a significant leadership transition, Thierry Delaporte, the Chief Executive Officer of Wipro, tendered his resignation effective April 6, 2024, the company announced in a press release. Delaporte’s departure marks the conclusion of his tenure at Wipro, with his official departure scheduled for the close of business hours on May 31, 2024, as disclosed by Wipro in an official statement. Following Delaporte’s resignation, the Wipro board swiftly moved to appoint Srinivas Pallia as the new CEO and Managing Director, with his tenure commencing on April 7, as confirmed by the company.

Srinivas Pallia brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having previously served as the CEO for Wipro’s Americas 1 division. With over three decades of dedicated service to Wipro, Pallia has occupied various leadership positions within the organization, showcasing his deep-rooted understanding of the company’s ethos and operations.

Rishad Premji, the Chairman of Wipro, expressed appreciation for Thierry Delaporte’s leadership, acknowledging the strategic initiatives implemented under his stewardship. “I’d like to express my gratitude to Thierry for his leadership at Wipro. The changes he implemented have better positioned us for the future. We have optimized our structure, enhanced our leadership, prioritized partnerships, and improved our overall efficiency,” remarked Premji.

Delaporte’s journey at Wipro began on July 6, 2020, when he assumed the pivotal roles of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at the global IT, consulting, and business process services conglomerate. Prior to his tenure at Wipro, Delaporte boasted an illustrious career spanning 25 years at the Capgemini group. During his tenure at Capgemini, he served as the CEO and was a distinguished member of its executive board, garnering invaluable experience in the technology and consulting domain.

As Wipro transitions into a new phase under the leadership of Srinivas Pallia, the company remains committed to its strategic objectives and continued growth trajectory. Pallia’s elevation to the role of CEO underscores Wipro’s emphasis on nurturing internal talent and fostering leadership continuity within the organization.

The announcement of Thierry Delaporte’s resignation and Srinivas Pallia’s appointment as his successor reverberates across the corporate landscape, signaling a pivotal moment for Wipro and its stakeholders. With a legacy of innovation and excellence, Wipro embarks on this new chapter with optimism, guided by a steadfast commitment to delivering value to its clients and driving sustainable growth in the dynamic global marketplace.

Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri

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