News : Wipro Limited Appoints Dr. Patrick J Ennis to its Board
Bangalore, India and East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA March, 2016 -- Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced the appointment of Dr. Patrick J. Ennis, a technologist and venture capitalist, to its Board of Directors, effective, April 1.
Ennis will serve as an independent member on the Board and will bring a wealth of experience to Wipro, having spent over twenty five years as an educator, inventor, scientist, and venture capitalist.
He is currently the Global Head of Technology at Intellectual Ventures, a privately-held invention capital company, where he invests in innovation and technology commercialization world-wide. Ennis is part of the senior team that built and runs an international open innovation network consisting of an invention community of more than 10,000 members.
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Welcoming Ennis to the Board, Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited said, "He brings in a unique combination of scientific curiosity, an in-depth understanding of the startup eco-system and business insights. I am confident Wipro will immensely benefit from his wide experience."
Commenting on his appointment Ennis said, "I am delighted and honored to be invited to join the Board of Wipro, a company with a rich heritage of technology and innovation. Wipro is one of the most trusted brands in the global IT industry and I look forward to contributing to the company’s next phase of growth."
Previously, Ennis was Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners where he funded and built startups in a wide range of markets and technologies. Earlier in his career, he worked at AT&T, Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. He has served on numerous corporate, educational, and non-profit Boards.
Published by: Laura Collins, Editorial Management
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Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2016