Wipro appoints Arundhati Bhattacharya to its board

Arundhati Bhattacharya, former chairperson, State Bank of India (file pic)

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, on Wednesday said it has appointed Arundhati Bhattacharya to its Board of Directors for a period of five years effective January 1, 2019, subject to the approval of shareholders.

Bhattacharya, who was the first woman chair of State Bank of India, India’s largest lender, will serve as an Independent Director. She brings with her a deep understanding of all facets of banking including credit, foreign exchange, treasury, retail operations, mergers and acquisitions and the capital and bond markets.

Welcoming  Bhattacharya to the Board, Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited said, “I am confident that her deep repository of knowledge spanning across the financial services sector combined with her understanding of technology and proven expertise in driving operational transformation will immensely benefit Wipro.”

Commenting on her appointment, Bhattacharya said, “I am delighted and privileged to be invited to join the Board of Wipro Ltd., an organization which is globally respected both for its technology leadership and its unflinching commitment to values. I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth charter.”

Bhattacharya is a postgraduate degree holder in English. She is also an Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.

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