Wipro appoints PayPal executive Patrick Dupuis as independent Board member


Country’s third largest software services firm Wipro on Wednesday said it has roped in financial and business strategist Patrick Dupuis as an independent Board member.
With effect from April 1, 2016, Dupuis will serve as an Independent Director on the Board and brings with him a rich experience of over 30 years, Wipro said in a statement.
He is currently Senior Vice President for Simplicity, Quality and Productivity at Global technology platform and payments leader, PayPal Holdings, Inc, it added.
Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, said Dupuis brings with him a combination of financial acumen and a deep understanding of driving cultural and operational transformation.
“I am confident Wipro will immensely benefit from his experience,” he added.
Dupuis joined PayPal in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer to help PayPal expand globally and build a sustainable growth company.
He was instrumental in PayPal’s separation from eBay Inc. and listing on the Nasdaq in 2015. Dupuis was previously the CFO of Sitel, a leader in customer service and BJC Healthcare, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in the US. He previously spent 20 years at GE.
Earlier this month, Wipro appointed technologist and venture capitalist Patrick J Ennis as another independent director to its board.