Biznextindia : Wipro Limited has appointed Christopher Smith as the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ). Christopher has over two decades of IT and Telecommunications experience in USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He joins from Telstra, where he was the Group Owner of Telstra Purple, the largest Australian owned technology Services Company.
“Chris has joined us during an exciting phase of transformation in the APMEA growth journey. He will focus on Wipro’s ambition to help our clients, people, and communities in A/NZ realize their boldest ambitions in an inclusive and purpose-driven way. I am confident that his global experience, deep local market knowledge, impressive track record in hyper growth, and client relationships will position Wipro strongly,” said Anis Chenchah, member of the Wipro Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa), Wipro Limited.
Commenting on his appointment, Christopher Smith said, “The combination of Wipro’s purpose, based on deep social impact and strategy to be a global leader in technology with local capabilities, is the perfect foundation to build and grow our business locally. Bringing world-class capabilities to clients in our region is what excites me, and it is a privilege to lead Wipro in Australia and New Zealand.” Christopher holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Wipro has been operating in Australia for over 20 years and focused on delivering sustained long-term value for our clients, partners, employees and the broader communities in which we operate. Most recently, Wipro was recognized by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer in Australia, for 2022, for the third consecutive year.