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Wipro appoints new executives, creates new unit

After naming former TCS veteran Abidali Neemuchwala as its new chief executive officer (CEO), India's third largest software exporter Wipro has appointed Bhanumurthy BM as its new chief operating officer.

2016-01-08 10:53:27

Wipro also assigned new roles to other veterans such as GK Prasanna as part of a newly-unveiled organizational structure, according to sources quoted by The Economic Times-India.

Wipro created a new business unit called Marketing, Innovations and Technology and appointed Prasanna as the President of the unit, according to an internal email sent out by Neemuchwala to the company's 168,000-odd employees. Anand Padmanabhan and Shaji Farooq are the other top company executives who currently hold the rank of President. While Bhanumurthy BM was named new COO of Wipro, the new CEO Abidali Neemuchwala conducts the organization's reshuffle.

A Wipro spokesperson confirmed the latest changes. "Bhanumurthy B M (Bhanu) has been appointed as President & Chief Operating Officer of Wipro Ltd."

"In his role, Bhanu will provide leadership to all the Service Lines (Business Application Services, Global Infrastructure Services, Product Engineering Services, Analytics, Application Management Services and Business Process Services), Service Transformation and Excellence, Global Delivery Enablement, and Quality functions," a Wipro spokeswoman said in an email to ET.
All these appointments are effective February 1.

Under the new structure, all service lines will report to Bhanumurthy, while all the heads of the verticals will report to Neemuchwala. All function heads will also continue to report to the new CEO.

The latest organisational reshuffle comes weeks after two other company veterans Sangita Singh and Ayan Mukerji resigned from the company after spending over two decades at Wipro.

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