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Wipro CEO Steps Down Due to Family Commitments

Wipro CEO Steps Down Due to Family Commitments

Wipro Ltd, a Bengaluru based IT major has reported that its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Abidali Z Neemuchwala has decided to step down from the position due to family commitments. Abidali Z Neemuchwala had been the group president and CEO of Wipro since February 2016. He has over 35 years of experience in the IT services industry.

Before working for Wipro, he held key leadership roles with Tata Consultancy Services in the fields of business, technology, sales, operations and consulting. He was also recognized as the BPO CEO of the year in 2010.

“The board of directors has initiated a search to identify the next chief executive officer. Abid will continue to hold the office of CEO & managing director until a successor is appointed for a smooth transition and to ensure that business continues as usual," the company said in a filing on the BSE.

Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd said, “We thank Abid for his leadership and his contributions to Wipro. Over the last four years, Abid helped build a strong execution mindset, drove key acquisitions and scaled our digital business globally. We wish him the very best for the future."

Neemuchwala remarked, “We have made considerable progress in our transformation journey, improved our delivery engine and institutionalized deeper client centricity…" when asked about his professional journey.

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