Wipro named Wagner Jesus as Managing Director for its operations in Brazil, as the Indian IT services firm launches a fresh hunt for deep-pocketed clients in Latin America’s biggest economy.
“Wagner wants to focus on securing large local deals and significant transformational engagements,” stated the Bangalore-based company in a press release.
Barely three years have gone by since Wagner joined Wipro, but the Indian firm says the executive “acted as a catalyst for significant change” in the organization and played a key role in most recent acquisitions.
Wipro’s operations in Brazil have almost doubled in the past three years, with its headcount increasing from 1,400 in 2019 to close to 3,000 today.
Wipro first entered Brazil in 2006 following the acquisition of Portugal-based consulting firm Enabler. A year later, it purchased Infoserver, an IT service provider focused on personalized application development and software deployment services.
In 2020, it bolstered in-country operations further by acquiring another local IT provider, IVIA Serviços de Informática.
Wipro runs three delivery centers in São Paulo and Curitiba. Over the past two years, it has hired hundreds of remote-working IT talent in the country’s northeast region and in cities such as Recife and Fortaleza.
A graduate of Harvard Business School, Wagner studied computer science at Brazil’s Vale do Paraiba University.