Wipro appoints ex-Capgemini COO as new global CEO

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Systems integration and IT services firm Wipro has announced the appointment of Capgemini COO Thierry Delaporte as its new chief executive officer and managing director.

Delaporte will take the reins from 6 July and will be based out of Paris, with Chairman Rishad Premji currently overseeing day-to-day operations following the departure of former CEO Abidali Neemuchwala.

Commenting on his appointment, Delaporte said he is relishing the challenge of creating new growth for the business: "I am deeply honoured to be invited to lead Wipro, an extraordinary company and an exemplary corporate citizen with a deep technology heritage built on a strong foundation of values."

"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."

Most recently, Delaporte was the COO of Capgemini Group and a member of the technology consultation and services firm's Executive Board. During a 25-year spell at the company, he held various leadership roles, such as CEO of the Global Financial Services Strategic Business Unit, as well as head of all global service lines.

He also led Capgemini’s operations in India, as well as a variety of strategic programs across various business units.

"I am delighted to welcome Thierry as CEO and Managing Director of the company," commented Rishad Premji, Wipro chairman. "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."

Former CEO Abidali Neemuchwala officially left the company on 1 June after five years at the company. In a January announcement, he revealed that he would be stepping down from the role due to family matters.

"I want to thank Abid for all that he has done for Wipro and for making this transition as smooth and seamless as possible despite his personal commitments," Premji said.

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