Wipro has named former Capgemini executive Thierry Delaporte as its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, effective July 6th 2020. Delaporte’s appointment is seen as a historic move in Indian IT as he is probably the first non-Indian to head a homegrown IT services major. From that perspective his appointment reflects on the entire IT services sector in the country.
Chirajeet Sengupta, Partner, Everest Group told moneycontrol.com that though most IT firms are globalised in culture, given the nature of the industry and Wipro, there is a gravitational pull towards India. However common strengths between Capgemini and Wipro will help. Both companies are strong in engineering, manufacturing, energy and utilities and SAP and Oracle.