The appointment of Thierry Delaporte as chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) Wipro Ltd is seen as a historic move by industry observers, as he perhaps will be the first non-Indian to be at the helm of any large Indian IT services company.
“His appointment is a huge testimony to Wipro’s openness to accept outside talent. It also reflects upon the IT services industry as a whole,” said Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive and chief analyst, Greyhound Research.
“Capgemini as an organisation has expertise in newer practices and therefore Delaporte’s experience could help Wipro in its next phase of growth. Also the fact that he is from Europe could help Wipro build its global presence as the next wave of growth is coming from the European markets driven by GDPR, Brexit, etc,” Gogia said.
“Delaporte could be also pivotal in helping Wipro in its M&A (mergers & acquisitions) strategy and also in newer areas of AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (internet of things) which have been relatively slower for the company,” Gogia added.
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