Wipro appoints Dr Henning Kagermann to its board
Last updated: 22 September, 2009
Bangalore, Sep 21, (PTI) 10:07 IST
Software giant Wipro announced that Dr Henning Kagermann, President of Acatech, a German Science and Technology academy, is joining its board of Directors.
Welcoming Kagermann to the board, Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd. said, "We are delighted to welcome Dr Kagermann to our board. He brings in an unique combination of academic perspective, technical expertise and leadership experience. I am sure that Wipro will benefit from his rich knowledge, insights and wisdom."
Prior to joining Acatech, Kagermann was CEO of SAP AG. He joined SAP in 1982 and was initially responsible for product development in the areas of cost accounting and controlling.
He was also Professor at the University of Tu Braunschwleg and University of Mannheim, Germany.
Kagermann is currently a member of the supervisory boards of Deutsche Bank AG, Munich Re, Deutsche Post in Germany and in Nokia Corporation.
Commenting on his appointment, Kagermann said, "I have for long admired Wipro as a company as much for its innovative approach to business, as for its strong commitment to values. I am excited at the prospect of guiding the company as it prepares for its next phase of growth."