Wipro announces the appointment of top Capgemini executive Thierry Delaporte as its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director effective from 06 July 2020.
Abidali Neemuchwala will relinquish his position as CEO and MD on June 1. Rishad Premji will oversee the day to day operations of the company until July 5 and Delaporte join Wipro on July 6.
Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited said, “l am delighted to welcome Thierry as CEO and Managing Director of the company. Thierry has an exceptional leadership track record, strong international exposure, deep strategic expertise, a unique ability to forge long-standing client relationships, and proven experience of driving transformation and managing technological disruption. We believe that Thierry is the right person to lead Wipro in its next phase of growth.”
Prior to this, Delaporte was the COO of Capgemini Group and a member of its Group Executive Board. During his twenty-five year career with Capgemini, he held several leadership roles including that of CEO of the Global Financial Services Strategic Business Unit, and head of all global service lines.
Having spent most of his career with Capgemini, Thierry has driven Capgemini’s operations and strategic planning in several of its key businesses, based in various countries, and has participated in a number of key transformation programs.
Thierry began his career in 1992 as a Senior Auditor at Arthur Andersen in Paris and London.
He holds a Masters in Law from the Paris La Sorbonne University and a Masters in Political Sciences from SciencesPo Paris. He is also Co-founder and President of a Non-Profit Organization (Life Project 4 Youth, Alliance & USA).