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Ankur Prakash Joins Wipro’s Decision-Making Committee

Ankur Prakash has been named a member of Wipro’s highest decision-making body barely months after he left India’s number-one IT outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The committee is chaired by CEO Abidali Z Neemuchwala, who also served with TCS until recently.
Prakash joined Wipro in December last year as head of the company’s emerging markets business. He is credited with bolstering TCS operation in Latin America, because TCS launched several delivery centers in the region under his leadership, gaining dozens of new customers in mining, media, financial services, and government.
Aside from Ankur Prakash, Wipro has named Anil Jain to the committee, which is tasked with identifying future growth prospects for the company. The group not only defines the company’s strategy but also formulates ways to implement it. The new additions take the number of people on the committee to 17.
Ever since his rise to the position of CEO, Neemuchwala has been reshuffling the company’s management team. First, he restructured his media and telecom business and then created a new unit for innovations and technology.
Also on the committee is Rishad Premji, son of chairman and founder Azim Premji. Rishad heads Wipro Ventures, a venture capital unit of the outsourcer.
“The committee will be instrumental in identifying issues that might impact Wipro’s strategy and help the company make key decisions on operational and strategic execution,” the Bangalore-based outsourcer stated in a news release.
Wipro set up the committee last year when it felt convinced that it should focus on disruptive digital technologies such as mobility, cloud, and analytics to keep pace with its domestic peers. Wipro has since acquired nearly half-a-dozen technology start-ups across the world.

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Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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