Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited recently announced the appointment of Shaji Farooq as the Senior Vice President for the company’s newly created Advanced Technologies service line, which will comprise of Social Media, Mobility, Analytics-as-a-service and Cloud.
“Dynamic developments in the sphere of Social, Mobility, Analytics-as-a-service and Cloud will have a significant impact on how business processes are transforming in the enterprise. To truly differentiate Wipro as the partner of choice for our customers in this phase of disruption, we need to focus on these technologies as a comprehensive service line. We are confident that Wipro is poised for accelerated growth in these new areas, under Shaji’s leadership”, said TK Kurien, CEO, IT Business and Executive Director, Wipro Limited.
Wipro has over the years built enduring partnerships with some of the large global IT players for our system integration business and this forms a significant part of our business. Shaji will provide leadership to drive sell-with business through global alliances.
Shaji will also be responsible for the transformation of Wipro’s go-to-market approach by bringing together Wipro’s Sales Hunting, Sales Enablement and Strategic Marketing functions together, to build a unified approach and strategy.
Prior to joining Wipro, Shaji Farooq was heading Infosys’ Consulting & Systems Integration across the FSI (Financial Services Industry) vertical. He has 24 years of professional experience and his areas of expertise include Business and IT Strategy, Business Process Redesign, and Value Management, with significant focus on the Financial Services Industry. Over the years, Shaji has managed large teams and has been an active contributor to innovation and thought leadership, and has 40 technology patents, to his credit.
Shaji holds an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at NYU, a Ph.D. in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.