Wipro appoints Ireena Vittal to its board

Wipro, a leading global IT, Consulting and Outsourcing company today announced the appointment of Ireena Vittal, an acclaimed strategic consultant on emerging markets, agriculture and urban development to its board of directors.

Vittal, a former partner with McKinsey, will serve as an independent member on the board and brings with her over two decades of experience as a recognized thought leader to consumer facing companies looking to build large scale, profitable businesses in emerging markets.

She was a founding member of the economic development practice and the global emerging markets practice at McKinsey and has worked with governments and public institutions to design and implement solutions for inclusive urban development and sustainable rural growth in India.

Welcoming Vittal to the Board, Azim Premji, chairman, Wipro said, “She brings in decades of analytical insights on emerging markets, industry growth models as well as diverse experience in the public and private sectors. I am confident that Wipro will gain from her acumen and experience.”

Commenting on her appointment, Vittal said, “I am delighted to join the board of Wipro, a company with a rich legacy of technology innovation and one of the most trusted brands in the global IT sector. I look forward to contributing to the company’s next phase of growth.”

Vittal is an independent director on the board of Titan Industries and Axis Bank, among others. She has a graduate degree in Electronics and completed her Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

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