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Wipro Appoints Sanjeev Jain as COO

CIO Insider team | Saturday, 18 May, 2024
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Wipro's chief operating officer Amit Choudhary stepped down from his role, a week after Anis Chenchah, the chief executive of APMEA (Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa) Strategic Market Unit (SMU) resigned. This is the second senior executive exit at the IT major after new CEO Srinivas Pallia took the helm last month.
Sanjeev Jain was named chief operating officer of the IT major with immediate effect.

Jain will report to Pallia and will continue to be a member of Wipro’s Executive Committee, according to reports.

When Thierry Delaporte was the CEO of Wipro, Chenchah and Choudhary both joined the company. Delaporte, Choudhary, and Chencha all joined Wipro from Capgemini, a significant French IT consulting firm.

According to the company, Sanjeev has been in charge of Wipro's talent supply chain for the past year, which includes talent skilling, global mobility, talent acquisition, and business resilience operations. Wipro also operates its gig work platform, TopGear.

“In the short time that Sanjeev has been with Wipro, he has developed strong relationships with on-the-ground delivery teams and made a significant impact on our strategic thinking and execution prowess,” says Srinivas Pallia.

I would like to thank Amit for his leadership over the last two years and for building a strong operations foundation and structure that will be invaluable as we move forward

He adds, “Under his leadership, we’ve built out our approach to AI training and upskilling and trained over 225,000 of our people in AI principles. Sanjeev has also been instrumental in devising our career development strategy for next-gen associates and significantly enhancing our utilization. As COO, he will be responsible for continuing to simplify our operating model, building a client-centric delivery organization, and driving operational excellence with a focus on execution rigor and speed.”

Pallia says, “I would like to thank Amit for his leadership over the last two years and for building a strong operations foundation and structure that will be invaluable as we move forward. Amit will be with us until the end of May, working closely with Sanjeev and me to ensure a smooth transition.”

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