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Delaporte quits as Wipro CEO, Srinivas Pallia is new chief

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NEW DELHI: Indian IT major

Wipro

Saturday announced the

resignation

of Thierry Delaporte as CEO and named

Srinivas Pallia

as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately.
The announcement comes days before the Bengaluru-headquartered company is scheduled to announce its Q4 and full-year earnings for 2023-24 on April 19. Wipro has been trailing its peers on the performance front with subdued report card and weak guidance and saw a spate of senior-level departures, including CFO Jatin Dalal and chief growth officer Stephanie Trautman, last year.
According to a Wipro release, Pallia brings to the CEO role extensive institutional and industry knowledge, as well as a strong track record of leadership through some of the most significant technological shifts the industry has seen.

In a BSE filing Saturday, Wipro said its board noted the resignation of Delaporte with effect from April 6, 2024, and went on to add that he will be relieved from employment of the firm with effect from the close of business hours on May 31, 2024.”At their meeting on April 6, 2024…pursuant to the recommendation of Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the board approved appointment of Srinivas Pallia as the CEO and MD of the company with effect from April 7, 2024, for a period of five years, subject to the approval of shareholders and the central gove t as may be applicable (sic),” Wipro informed in an exchange filing.

The $11.2 billion global IT, consulting and business process services company competes in the global outsourcing market with Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, HCL Technologies, Cognizant and other international & domestic IT players.

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