M K Sharma on Wipro Board

M K Sharma joins 11 members of Wipro's Board of Directors. With his addition, nine of the 12 directors of Wipro are independent directors, a company press release said.

Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited said, "We welcome M K Sharma on our Board. Wipro has always adopted highest standards of transparency and adherence to responsible and ethical conduct in all aspects of business operations. These are also Sharma's areas of strength. His appointment to the Board will further strengthen Wipro's corporate governance practices and add to the growth."

Commenting on his appointment, Sharma said, "Wipro has been a pioneer in the Information Technology arena and has always charted a journey of transformation and continued excellence. I am looking forward to working with Wipro and contribute to its future business strategy and growth".

Sharma's appointment will be effective July 1, 2011.
Sharma currently is on the boards of ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd, Birla Corporation Ltd, Fulford (India) Ltd, KEC International Ltd, and Scharder Duncan Ltd.
At Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., Sharma serves both as an Independent Director and Non-executive chairman.

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