Anup Purohit; a former Yes Bank executive, has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer by the Bengaluru-based IT major Wipro.
Rohit Adlakha, the previous Chief Information Officer of Wipro, left the firm in December 2020.
Purohit was the Chief Information Officer at Yes Bank with over 25 years of experience across banking and financial services. Where he was in charge of spearheading business technology transformation and digital innovation strategy.
Earlier to that, Purohit had been associated to RBL, Barclays, and JPMC with leadership roles.
In the new role as Chief Information Officer, Purohit will report to Sanjeev Singh, Chief Operations Officer, at Wipro
In a statement made by Purohit he mentioned how he was “excited” with the opportunity of joining Wipro. It plays as a role in the ‘transformation journey’.
Purohit said, “I look forward to drawing from my prior experience and knowledge, and endeavor to guide businesses as they move forward in the new digital world.”
The Chief Operations Officer, Sanjeev Singh said that as the ‘enterprises reposition’ themselves and ‘aggressively move towards digital technologies’, the role of the CIO in driving transformation has become ‘more significant and complex.’ He said he was pleased to welcome Anup and was ‘confident’ that Anup’s industry experience will add huge value to the team of Wipro Limited.
In July 2020, Thierry Delaporte became the new CEO, after which the company saw a stir in the senior leadership that resulted in these leadership opportunities.
The company had also announced a restructuring in a bid to accelerate growth, which came into effect on January 1, 2021.
The various other hires at Wipro considered to be critical include Subha Tatavarti as its Chief Technology Officer, Stephanie Trautman who is appointed as the Chief Growth Officer; which was a new role created under the new business model to drive large deals momentum, and one of the key focus areas of the company will be led by Pierre Bruno who will be heading Europe; as decided in the past few months.
In the new strategy, Wipro has said to add new roles and to appoint more global account executives to mine the existing customers and build new relationships.
Under the new strategy that came into effect on January 1, it will be replaced with four Strategic Market Units (SMUs) and two Global Business Lines (GBLs).
There were seven strategic business units at Wipro (like healthcare and banking), service lines (digital, cloud, data, and AI), and nine geographies.