Indian IT firm Wipro names Capgemini’s Thierry Delaporte as CEO

FILE PHOTO: The Wipro campus is seen in Bangalore June 23, 2009. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/File Photo

BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s Wipro Ltd on Friday named Thierry Delaporte as the new chief executive officer and managing director of the IT company, replacing Abidali Neemuchwala.

Delaporte was most recently the chief operating officer of French consulting and technology firm Capgemini Group. (

Wipro said in January Neemuchwala had decided to step down due to family commitments.

Neemuchwala will step down as CEO on June 1 while executive chairman Rishad Premji will oversee day-to-day operations of the company until Delaporte takes over on July 6, Wipro said.

Neemuchwala joined Wipro in April 2015 as the president and chief operating officer, after having served at larger rival Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra and Philip George in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta