Wipro does top order revamp

Wipro does top order revamp

Wipro on Thursday announced the appointment of Senior Vice-President Shaji Farooq as the global head of its banking, finance services and insurance (BFSI) strategic business unit.

Farooq, who is currently leading the company’s advanced technologies service line and go-to-market transformation initiatives, will take over from Senior Vice-President Soumitro Ghosh, who will now head Wipro Infotech, the India and Middle East business.

“With the growth momentum picking up in the US and European economies, the financial services industry presents significant opportunities. Shaji’s long experience with the BFSI sector in the past stands him in good stead to shape Wipro’s strategy for this vertical and help seize emerging opportunities. He will continue to be based in New York,” Wipro said.

A Wipro veteran of 25 years, Soumitro Ghosh has played varied roles including his current position as the global head of BFSI. Soumitro will now power the India & Middle East businesses to maintain Wipro’s leadership position in these markets. Soumitro will continue to operate from Bangalore.

G K Prasanna, will take charge as the Senior Vice-President & Global Head for Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) in addition to his current role as SVP & Global Head for Product Engineering Solutions (PES).

Jeffrey (Jeff) Heenan Jalil, who has held several leadership roles including  Head of Sales for Manufacturing in Europe, Chief Sales & Operations Head for Europe, and most recently, Vice-President and Global Head for Telecom Equipment Vendor and Media Verticals  will assume the position of Vice-President & Global Head of Advanced Technologies.

Anand Sankaran quits

Wipro Infotech Senior VP and Business Head of Global Infrastructure Services Anand Sankaran has quit. Confirming the development, Wipro said, “After a sterling career of over 24 years with Wipro, Anand Sankaran, currently Senior Vice-President for Global Infrastructure Services and Wipro Infotech, has decided to pursue a career outside of Wipro. Anand has played a significant role in growing these businesses and Wipro thanks Anand for his contribution and wishes him the very best in his future endeavours.”

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