News : Wipro Limited Appoints TK Kurien as Executive Vice Chairman; Abidali Neemuchwala as CEO & Member of the Board
East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA and Bangalore, India - January 4, 2016 -- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a global information technology, consulting and business process services company announced the appointment of TK Kurien as the Executive Vice Chairman and Abidali Z Neemuchwala as the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of the company. Both these appointments are effective February 1, 2016.
Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited said, "As Executive Vice Chairman, TK will enable Abid by leveraging his deep relationships with customers and chart out a new technology roadmap for Wipro."
"In his nine months as the Group President and Chief Operating Officer, Abid has effortlessly assimilated into the culture and ethos of Wipro. The new structure will ensure smooth succession and will build on the solid foundation we have developed to drive superior growth and profitability. I wish both TK and Abid every success in their new roles," added Premji.
TK Kurien, will continue to report into Azim Premji and will remain a Member of the Board until March 31, 2017.
"Abid has demonstrated a deep understanding of technology, business vision, sound judgement, and an innate ability to bring people together. I have no doubt that Abid is the right leader to lead Wipro in its next phase of growth," said TK Kurien.
Posted by Laura Collins, Editorial Management
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Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2016