IT giant Wipro on Friday announced the appointment of Thierry Delaporte as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company with effect from July 6, 2020. The company’s current MD & CEO Abidali Neemuchwala will relinquish his position on June 1.
“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,” Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited was quoted in a press statement filed with exchanges.
“We believe that Thierry is the right person to lead Wipro in its next phase of growth,” he added.
Until recently, Delaporte was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Capgemini Group and a member of its Group Executive Board. During his 25 career with Capgemini, he held several leadership roles including that of CEO of the Global Financial Services Strategic Business Unit, and head of all global service lines.
Delaporte also oversaw Capgemini’s lndia operations, and led the group’s transformation agenda, conceptualizing and driving several strategic programs across various business units.
“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,” he added.
Commenting on his appointment, Thierry Delaporte said, “I am deeply honored 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.”
Delaporte will be based in Paris and report to Chairman Rishad Premji. Delaporte has a Bachelor’s degree in Economy and Finance from Sciences Po Paris and a Masters in Law from Sorbonne University. He is also the co-Founder and President of the not-for-profit organization Life Project 4 Youth.
Rishad Premji will oversee the day to day operations of the company until July 5.