Wipro announces new heads for two business divisions


Wipro has announced new executives to head its two business divisions as changes following the announcement of new chief operating officer on Thursday. Hiral Chandrana has been appointed as Vice President & Head of Business Application Services (BAS) at Wipro Limited after a as the Vice President and Vertical Head for Consumer Products (part of RCTG strategic business unit), according to a statement from Wipro.

The IT major has also appointed Kiran Desai as Vice President & Head of Global Infrastructure Services (GIS). He is coming in place of G K Prasanna who has been appointed as the President of a newly created unit – Marketing, Innovations and Technology (MIT).

Both these appointments are effective February 1, 2016. Both Chandrana and Desai will report to Bhanumurthy B M, who will take over as President & Chief Operating Officer of Wipro effective February 1.

A statement from Wipro said, “There is no change in the leadership of other service lines.”

Wipro on Thursday announced the appointment of Bhanumurthy as the new COO coming in place of Abidali Neemuchwala, who has been elevated as the chief executive officer. Bhanumurthy was the President & Chief Executive, Business Application Services.