Wipro announced that its current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) Abidali Z Neemuchwala steps down from the positions due to family commitments. For the company’s smooth operation and functioning, Abidali will continue to hold his position as CEO & MD until the company finds his replacement. Wipro Board of Directors said they have started looking for Abidali Z Neemuchwala replacement.
Abidali Z Neemuchwala joins Wipro in April 2015 as a Chief Operating Officer (COO) and group president. In Feb 2016, he got promoted as CEO and MD of the company. Prior joining Wipro, Abidali was serving Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on a key leadership role. Abidali has more than 27 years of experience in the IT service industry and holds vast operational knowledge and key leadership roles in business, technology, sales, and consulting.
Abidali was recognized as the BPO CEO of the year in 2010, further, in 2012, he was recognized by the Shared Services Organisation of IPQC for his tremendous contribution to the IT industry.
Abidali was born in 1967 in Madhya Pradesh India, and he holds an engineering bachelor from the National Institute of Technology in Raipur India and also PG degree from IIT Bombay India.
Wipro Chairman, Rishad Premji said, “We thank Abidali for his leadership and his contributions to Wipro. Over the last four years, Abid helped build a strong execution mindset, drove key acquisitions and scaled our Digital business globally. We wish him the very best for the future.”
Abidali Z Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director said, “It has been my honour and privilege to serve Wipro, a company with a rich legacy of almost 75 years. We have made considerable progress in our transformation journey, improved our delivery engine and institutionalised deeper client centricity. I thank Azim Premji, Rishad, our Board of Directors, my Wipro colleagues and customers for their support over the years.”