Who is Srinivas Pallia? Wipro's new MD & CEO who worked for Bengaluru-based IT giant for 30 years

Srinivas Pallia has been with Wipro for over three decades and most recently served as the CEO for Americas 1, Wipro's biggest and fastest-growing strategic market.

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Bengaluru-based IT giant Wipro on Saturday announced Srinivas Pallia as the company's new MD & CEO. Srinivas Pallia's appointment came hours after its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) Thierry Delaporte resigned. As per Wipro, Thierry Delaporte served the company for four years and to pursue his passion outside the workplace, he decided to step down from his role. As a result, Wipro appointed Srinivas Pallia as Wipro's new CEO. Now, the question arises who is Srinivas Pallia, Wipro's new CEO & MD? Below is everything you need to know- 

 

Who is Srinivas Pallia?

 

As per the official release, Srinivas Pallia has been with Wipro for over three decades and most recently served as the CEO for Americas 1, 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 is a member of the Wipro Executive Board.

 

Going by his LinkedIn profile, Srinivas Pallia lives in New Jersey, US. Talking about Srinivas Pallia's education, Wipro's new CEO & MD did his Masters in management studies from 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. Srinivas also has a bachelor's degree in Engineering. 

 

Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd, said, "Srini is an ideal leader to lead Wipro at this pivotal moment for our company and industry. 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."

 

Commenting on his appointment, Srinivas Pallia said, “Wipro 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.”


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