IT software giant from India, Wipro Limited announced that it had named Thierry Delaporte as the managing director and chief executive officer effective July 6, 2020. The CEO will be based in Paris and succeeds Abidali Neemuchwala, who exits from his role on June 01.
Wipro gets its new CEO based in Paris
The Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji will take care of the companies’ daily operations and matters until the new CEO takes charge. Delaporte is Wipro’s first non-Indian CEO and Managing Director.
Long association with Capgemini
Delaporte has served as the CEO of Capgemini Group and has also been part of the Group Executive Board at Capgemini. He has held significant roles in the company apart from the CEO at the company like the head of global services.
Wipro Chairman spoke about the appointment
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“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,” Premji said in a statement. “We believe that Thierry is the right person to lead Wipro in its next phase of growth.”
Peers view Delaporte as a great leader
The Vice president of research at Gartner, Anup Roy, said that ” He (Delaporte) is a great leader, but he has a daunting task ahead to drive growth for the company in a recessionary environment.”
A calm and intellectual professional
Delaporte is a highly composed and calm intellectual as per peers and has successfully led the merger of iGATE, a company acquired by Capgemini in 2015.
Showcases great cultural understanding
Salil Ravichandran who worked closely with Delaporte as the CFO at iGATE at the time of integration with Capgemini said,
“We were worried (about cultural issues) as Capgemini India was running as a cost center, while we were operating the India services model,” He said about Delaporte,” His cultural sympathy was high.”