While Americas 1 will include healthcare & medical devices, consumer goods & lifesciences, retail, transportation & services, communication, media & info services, technology products & platforms and Latin America, Americas 2 will include banking, securities, investment banking & insurance, manufacturing, hi-tech, energy & utilities and Canada.
Europe will include 6 regions namely the UK and Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Benelux, Nordics and Southern Europe. APMEA will have Australia & New Zealand, India, West Asia, South East Asia, Japan and Africa under it. The SMUs in Europe and APMEA will be responsible for all industry sectors in these regions.
The four strategic market units will be led by individual heads, who will be supported by a newly-created role of chief growth officer, who will be announced soon. The chief growth officer will play a key role in driving large deals and strengthening relationships with hyper-growth partners, besides overseeing marketing, advisor/analyst relationships, sales excellence and sales enablement.
The company has named Srini Pallia, currently president of consumer business in the company to head Americas1, while Angan Guha, currently a SVP leading the BFSI vertical, to head Americas 2. NS Bala, who is presently a president heading energy & utilities among others, will manage the APMEA market units. The leader for Europe will be appointed over the coming weeks.
The two global business lines: integrated digital, engineering & application services (iDEAS) will include domain and consulting, applications & data, engineering and R&D and Wipro
Digital. The second global business line iCORE will include customer information system (CIS), Wipro
digital operations and platforms (DOP) and cybersecurity and risk service (CRS) service lines. Rajan Kohli, currently president for Wipro
Digital will lead iDEAS business line, while iCORE will be headed by Nagendra Bandaru, president for cloud, IT infrastructure services, and DOP.
“This is a defining period for Wipro, and the industry. The structural changes I outline are critical to accelerate our growth and reclaim our leadership position in the pantheon of global IT services
companies,” said Delaporte in his email.
The company has announced the departure of Milan Rao, president for marketing, innovation & technology, & head of manufacturing and communications business, and Bill Stith, who is a SVP and head of healthcare business. Both of them will transition from Wipro on December 31, 2020. Bhanumurthy BM, who was the president and COO, and Anand Padmanabhan, president for business development and strategic sales will retire from Wipro over the coming few quarters, the company said.
-Company to have four strategic market units, two business lines
-Each units will be headed by a senior leader
-Company creates position of chief growth officer
-Firm announces departures and superannuation of senior leaders
-Changes to help drive broadbase growth, says CEO
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