WIPRO CEO IS ---T.K. KuRIEn ARunA K n nAvEEnA T K
INTRODUCTION In the year of 1945, in pre–independent India, a vision was born, which would eventually stand out as a brand name synonymous with innovation and integrity. Starting off with consumer products business, Wipro then diversified into Association of Indian Universities newer areas including IT hardware and IT services. Such has been the dynamic power of the organization that over the past 50 years, Wipro has evolved into a leading global IT company, a company which has pioneered many an innovation in the IT services, BPO and R&D services space.
Headquartered at Bangalore, India, we at Wipro implement the philosophy of Applying Thought, thereby helping clients to "Do Business Better". Our path breaking innovations and ideas have culminated into the Wipro Way – a process which directly impacts customer benefits by improving time-to-market, enhancing predictability and reliability, and cutting costs.
Wipro Global IT Business delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioners approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has over 140,000 employees and clients across 57 countries.
Wipro, one of the worlds most trusted brands, is a name with a long history. This trust extends to a series of products, services and solutions that cover diverse businesses - from consumer care to cutting-edge information technology. Heres a snapshot of our journey to date:
Wipro was established in 1945 as a vegetable oil manufacturer in Amalner, Maharashtra. The company then was known as Western India Products Limited. Its main area of business was the production of Sunflower Vanaspati Oil, and later on, soaps and other consumer care products.
TK KurienResidence Bangalore, India FellowEducation Chartered Accountant CEO - IT Business &Title Executive Director, Wipro Ltd.Religion Christianity
Indias software major Wipro Ltd Friday announced the appointment of T.K. Kurien as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its global IT business and executive director of the company. In a regulatory filing, the IT bellwether said its joint chief executives Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani would step down Feb 1.
Kurien is currently chief executive of the companys eco-energy division, a new initiative launched early this fiscal. "The joint chief executive structure was one of the key factors that successfully helped us navigate the worst economic crisis of our times," Wipro chairman Azim Premji said in a statement here.
Paranjpe and Vaswani have been associated with the company over the last two decades and have been an integral part of the leadership team. "There is a change in environment, there is a need for a simpler organisation structure. Kuriens track record with customers, passion for excellence, coupled with strategic thinking and rigor in execution make him uniquely positioned to lead Wipro through the next phase of growth," Premji said.
Prior to taking over the role as CEO of the IT business, in Feb 2011, Kurien was President of Wipros recently launched Eco Energy business. In June 2008, he took on the responsibility of heading Wipros Consulting arm, WCS (Wipro Consulting Services), and spearheaded its growth, establishing it as a distinct offering by Wipro. From 2004 to 2008, TK headed Wipro BPO. In February 2003, he became the Chief Executive of Healthcare & Life Sciences, the new business segment of Wipro Ltd. formed in April 2002 to address the market opportunities in Healthcare and Life Science IT. In his early years at Wipro, TK started the Telecom Internet Service Provider business for which he managed to create a significant impact by accelerating revenue growth.
Before joining Wipro, Kurien served as the CEO of GE X Ray from October 1997 to January 2000 and prior to that was the CFO of GE Medical Systems (South Asia).
Kurien was awarded the Global BPO Industry Leader award by IQPC (International Quality & Productivity Center) in 2007 for the exceptional performance of Wipro BPO.
Kurien is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. He spends his spare time reading books on history and strategy.