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Indian American Srini Pallia Appointed CEO and Managing Director of Indian Multinational Corporation Wipro

Indian American Srini Pallia Appointed CEO and Managing Director of Indian Multinational Corporation Wipro

  • The Indian American, who joined technology services and consulting company in 1992, most recently served as the CEO for¬†Americas 1.

Wipro has named Srini Pallia as its chief executive officer and managing director, effective immediately, the technology services and consulting company announced this week. Based in New Jersey, he will report to chairman Rishad Premji. He succeeds Thierry Delaporte, who is stepping down to pursue passions outside the workplace.

Pallia has been with Wipro for over three decades and most recently served as the CEO for Americas 1, billed as the company‚Äôs ‚Äúbiggest and fastest growing strategic market,‚ÄĚ according to the company press release.  In this role, he oversaw diverse industry sectors, established their vision, and implemented growth strategies, resulting in increased market shares within these sectors. He is a member of the Wipro Executive Board.

He joined Wipro in 1992 and has held many leadership positions, including president of Wipro‚Äôs Consumer Business Unit and global head of Business Application Services. ‚ÄúHe 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,‚ÄĚ the company said. 

Commenting on his appointment, Pallia said, ‚ÄúWipro is one of those rare companies that combines profit with purpose, and I am truly honored to have been chosen to lead this iconic institution. I am excited to build on the strong foundation established by Thierry and lead Wipro on its next growth trajectory. I have built my entire career at Wipro, and I have a deep appreciation of our 78-year history and our incredible team of more than 240,000 associates. We have the right strategy, and tremendous people and capabilities throughout the organization, and I am excited about the opportunities for future growth.‚ÄĚ

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He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, and a master’s in management studies from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He graduated from Harvard Business School’s Leading Global Businesses executive program, and the Advanced Leadership Program at McGill Executive Institute.

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