Wipro hires former Yes Bank exec Anup Purohit as new CIO

Indian software company Wipro has appointed Anup Purohit as its new CIO.

The 25-year banking and financial services veteran made the switch from Indian banking giant Yes Bank, where he was also CIO.

Purohit has also worked in leadership roles at RBL, Barclays and JPMC. Wipro had been without a CIO for the last six months following the departure of long-serving Rohit Adlakha.

“I am excited with the opportunity of joining Wipro and playing a role in the transformation journey,” says Purohit.

“I look forward to draw from my prior experience and knowledge, and endeavour to guide businesses as they move forward in the new digital world.”

The appointment comes as the Bengaluru-based firm looks to expand its presence in Europe and Asia, away from its primary US market.

It recently completed the $1.45 billion acquisition of UK technology consultancy Capco shortly after finalising a deal buy up Finastra partner Encore Theme Technologies.

Wipro COO, Sanjeev Singh adds: “As enterprises reposition themselves and aggressively move towards digital technologies, the role of the CIO in driving transformation has become more significant and complex.

“I am pleased to welcome Anup and am confident his industry experience will add immense value to the team.”

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