Who is Srini Pallia, New Wipro CEO and MD?

Most recently leading Wipro’s Americas 1 region, Srini Pallia has replaced Thierry Delaporte as the technology services and consulting company’s CEO and MD

Leading technology services and consulting company Wipro has announced the appointment of Srini Pallia as its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. 

Founded in 1945 as Western India Vegetable Products, today Wipro is focused on building innovative solutions that address clients’ most complex digital transformation needs. 

Srini has spent his career at Wipro, joining in 1992. He has since held numerous leadership roles, including President of Wipro’s Consumer Business Unit and Global Head of Business Application Services.

He most recently served as the CEO for its Americas 1 region - the USA, Wipro's biggest and fastest-growing strategic market. In this role, he oversaw diverse industry sectors, established their vision and implemented growth strategies, resulting in increased market shares within these sectors. Srini 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. He is also a member of Wipro’s Executive Board.

Srini replaces previous CEO Thierry Delaporte, who joined the business from Capgemini, and who Wipro says is stepping down to ‘pursue passions outside the workplace’. Wipro says he will continue until the end of May, working closely with Srini and Rishad Premji, Chairman of Wipro Ltd, to ensure a smooth transition.

Srini Pallia: Key facts
  • Joined Wipro in 1992
  • Has held numerous leadership roles, including President of Wipro’s Consumer Business Unit and Global Head of Business Application Services
  • Served as CEO for Wipro's Americas 1 region

“Srini is an ideal leader to lead Wipro at this pivotal moment for our company and industry,” comments Rishad. “Over the past four years, Wipro has undergone a major transformation under the most challenging external conditions. Srini has been an integral part of this journey. His client-centric approach, growth mindset, strong execution focus and his commitment to Wipro's values make him the perfect fit as we enter the next chapter of growth and profitability.”

Who is Srini Pallia, new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Wipro?

Srini 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 programme, and the Advanced Leadership Program at McGill Executive Institute.

With a career spanning over three decades and a deep and broad background across Wipro’s various geographies, functions, service lines and business units, Srini brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to his role, along with a commitment to client satisfaction, a relentless focus on delivering results and extensive first-hand experience of significant technological changes and industry transformations.

Having joined Wipro in 1992, Srini has held numerous leadership roles, including President of Wipro’s Consumer Business Unit and Global Head of Business Application Services. An avid hiker, Srini lives in New Jersey with his family.

Commenting on his appointment, Srini Pallia said, “Wipro is one of those rare companies that combines profit with purpose, and I am truly honoured 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 organisation, and I am excited about the opportunities for future growth.”

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