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Wipro names new CEO for APMEA region

EditorFrank DeMatteo
Published 05/10/2024, 09:34 AM
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DUBAI/BENGALURU - Wipro (NYSE:WIT) Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a global technology services and consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Vinay Firake as the new Chief Executive Officer for its APMEA (Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa) Strategic Market Unit (SMU). Firake will immediately assume the role and also join the Wipro Executive Board.

Having been a part of Wipro for 26 years, Firake has climbed the ranks within the company by holding various leadership positions. His most recent role was as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Wipro-Nordics Business Unit, where he managed operations across all industries and services. His career also includes leadership over the Manufacturing & Automotive Business Unit in Europe and various other roles in Europe and North America.

Srini Pallia, CEO and Managing Director of Wipro Limited, expressed confidence in Firake's abilities to lead the APMEA region, citing his successful track record in the Nordics Business Unit, where he played a key role in acquiring several prestigious clients.

Firake's predecessor, Anis Chenchah, will be stepping down to explore new opportunities but will remain with the company until May 31, 2024, to assist with the transition. Firake, who holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, will be based in Dubai as he takes on his new responsibilities.

In his statement, Firake expressed his honor in leading the APMEA SMU and his eagerness to work with the team to enhance the company's market capabilities and drive innovation.

The information for this article is based on a press release statement from Wipro Limited.

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