T K Kurien to head Wipro’s IT Business

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Bangalore: IT major, Wipro today announced the appointment of T K Kurien as the Chief Executive Officer of the Information Technology business and Executive Director of the company. Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani, the current Joint CEOs of the IT business have decided to step down from their responsibilities effective February 1, 2011.

Commenting on the appointment of Kurien, Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro said, “The Joint CEO structure was one of the key factors that successfully helped us navigate the worst economic crisis of our times. With the change in environment, there is a need for a simpler organization structure. Over the last 10 years, Kurien has been instrumental in building and scaling many of our businesses successfully. His track record with customers, passion for excellence coupled with strategic thinking and rigor in execution makes him uniquely positioned to lead Wipro’s IT business through the next phase of growth.”

Acknowledging their contribution, Premji said, “Suresh Vaswani and Girish Paranjpe have been with Wipro for the past 20+ years and been an integral part of the Wipro leadership team. They have made significant contribution to the company in the critical years of its expansion and played a stellar role in the success of the IT Business. I want to personally thank them for their contributions to Wipro and wish them the very best in their future endeavours.”

Both Girish and Suresh expressed their gratitude to all colleagues and customers for their support over the years and wished Wipro and Kurien all the very best for future. Girish, Suresh and Kurien will be working together through quarter ending March 31, 2011 to ensure a smooth transition.

With over 23 years of global diversified experience, Kurien was the President of Wipro Consulting ,Telecoms and Strategic Initiatives from April 2008 and also the President of Wipro BPO since 2005.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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