Wipro appoints new Global Head for Consultancy Division

18 December 2008

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) announced the appointment of Kirk Strawser as Global Head, Wipro Consulting Services.

Kirk Strawser has more than 22 years experience in senior leadership roles in the consulting industry which include Americas Leader CRM for Ernst & Young, LLP, Global Leader CRM, Capgemini and in his most recent role as President- Consulting Services, Capgemini Americas.

Commenting on the appointment, T K Kurien, President, Wipro Consulting Services, Communication and Media ,Global Programs and Strategic Initiatives, said, “We have seen a significant increase in demand for our consultancy business recently, especially for our cost optimization and business transformation services. We listened to our customers who were asking for higher level advisory services to complement our world class IT and BPO services. This helps set the agenda for strategic cost reduction, capital efficiency and customer experience in transformation related programs.”

Commenting on his appointment, Kirk Strawser said, “The consulting market must undergo a “step change” in how we approach the business of teaming with our clients to manage cost, capital and customers. Clients want industry specific, integrated solutions (Consulting, IT, BPO) delivered using innovative, accelerated approaches that drive measurable improvements in critical metrics such as free cash flow and Return on Equity. Wipro is uniquely positioned to meet the new customer challenge through our core competencies in business transformation enabled through technology and continuous improvement in how these solutions and results are delivered. I’m excited to be a member of the Wipro team and look forward to continuing their outstanding tradition of “Applying Thought” to deliver high value to our customers.”

Wipro Consulting Services (WCS) is a division of the Wipro Ltd (NYSE: WIT), a $5bn global enterprise. With 1200+ experts based in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Australia Middle East and India, WCS integrates Wipro’s IT, BPO and Product Engineering services to provide solutions to global enterprises.

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