Bangalore: Indian Technology giant Wipro Limited (NYSE: WT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), on Friday announced that former Capgemini COO Thierry Delaporte to replace Abidali Neemuchwala as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company effective from July 6, 2020. He will be based in Paris and report to Chairman Rishad Premji.
Abidali Neemuchwala will relinquish his position as CEO and MD on June 1 and Rishad Premji will oversee the day to day operations of the company until July 5.
Until recently, Thierry Delaporte was the Chief Operating Officer of Capgemini Group and a member of its Group Executive Board. During his twenty-five year career with Capgemini, he held several leadership roles including that of Chief Executive Officer of the Global Financial Services Strategic Business Unit, and head of all global service lines. He also oversaw Capgemini’s lndia operations, and led the group’s transformation agenda, conceptualizing and driving several strategic programs across various business units.
“l am delighted to welcome Thierry as CEO and Managing Director of the company. 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 \Mpro in its next phase of growth,” said Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited.