Achuthan Nair, Sr. Vice President Wipro Technologies & Heads Wipro's Managed Services business (GIS)
Achuthan Nair is a Sr. Vice President with Wipro Technologies and Heads Wipro's Managed Services business in the recently consolidated Global Infrastructure Services business (GIS).
Achuthan is a veteran with 24 years of IT industry experience. He has been in Wipro for the last 21 years and has done various roles in the company across global markets as well as the domestic markets. Over the last two decades he has been a part of our BFSI vertical, Infrastructure management business as well as a sting in the HR function.
In his current role, he is responsible for Wipro's P&L in the managed services business globally. The team addresses the Infrastructure management requirements of customers across verticals and is one of the strongest service lines in Wipro. With more than 20000 employees and contractors in the team, it is also one of our larger service line groups. Building a differentiated tool architecture and helping customers run trouble free operations are the key charters for this group.
Achuthan holds a bachelors degree in engineering from Bombay University and has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.
Anil K Jain, Sr. Vice President & Business Head Communication and Media
Anil Jain is Sr. Vice President & Global Business Head, for the Communication and Media (C&M) Vertical. Anil is responsible for overall P&L of C&M business spread across LATAM/Europe/APAC/IMEA with over 4000+ employees. In this role he leads customer relationships, sales, operations, delivery excellence, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction for the entire vertical.
He has been in the telecom space for over 10 years and has rich experience of managing complex transformational deals and advising C-level executives of leading telecom operators on key strategic initiatives.
Anil has been associated with Wipro for over 20 years and has held various leadership positions across different industry verticals and lead strategic initiatives in both emerging and developed markets. Prior to his current role, he was Sr. Vice President & Business Head of Profession Services division and Telecom business, for India and Middle East. In this role he was instrumental in developing strong customer connects in the country and establishing Wipro InfoTech as a powerful force in the country. In the past, he also created and shaped the WIPRO–Acer PC business and was involved in Finance, Product Marketing, Innovation & Information Systems portfolio in diverse Markets. Subsequently, he became the head of Wipro PC business, and during this period, Wipro re-invented its PC business and he drove the business to high volumes and profitability.
As a distinguished figure in the telecom industry, he is regularly invited to speak in multiple industry and academic forums.
Sreenath A V, Vice President & Head - Business Solution Division
Sreenath A V is the Vice President and Head - Business Solution Division of Wipro's India and Middle East IT business.
He has vast experience of building strategic new initiatives and offerings as well as driving scalable, profitable and sustainable businesses in India, ASEAN, APAC & Middle East. In 2012, he took over as the BU Head for the HCIT business in Wipro Infotech, which has seen good momentum through large wins in Healthcare sector.
Sreenath has over 24 years of industry experience. He joined Wipro Infotech's Manufacturing Vertical in December 2002 as a Practice Head for Manufacturing. He went on to become the General Manager - Enterprise Sales in Business Solutions Division. Later, as the Business Solutions Division Sales Head, he spearheaded several significant wins in the Application and Risk Management space in the Banking sector.
Prior to joining Wipro, Sreenath was the Head of the Industrial Automation Practice at Kshema Technologies - a part of Mphasis group. Before Kshema, he was with ABB Ltd where he spent 11 years.
Sreenath's interests beyond office are social work and long journeys. He is a BE in Electronics and Communication from UVCE. He is also PMP certified.
Soumitro Ghosh, Sr. Vice President & Head Wipro Infotech
Soumitro Ghosh is the Sr. Vice President and Head for Wipro Infotech.
Soumitro took over as the head of Wipro Infotech (WI) in 2013. WI offers a comprehensive suite of solutions and services to customers in India & Middle East and is a strategic division of Wipro’s IT Business.
In his previous role Soumitro Ghosh was the Senior Vice President and Global Head of the Financial Services business unit at Wipro. He had been leading this unit since 2008 and had grown it into a 1.6B$ business. He was one of the founding members of this unit in 2000.
Over the last decade he has successfully built three verticals as a part of this business unit covering the global markets of Insurance, Retail Banking and Securities & Capital Markets. Under his leadership the unit has won over 75 customers globally and transformed five of them into 100M$ plus relationships. These marquee accounts also count among Wipro's top 10 clients. The rich portfolio of customers includes the Top 10 in their respective industry segments. He has also invested in building a strong team of over 1000 industry consultants who provide industry advisory & domain consulting services and build business centric solutions. He strongly believes that innovation that is relevant to business will always have demand be it downturn or times of growth.
In over 25 years of his stint with Wipro he has played several key roles including Global Head of Marketing, Global Head of the Ecommerce Division and Head of the Sun Microsystems Products business in the Indian domestic market. Prior to Wipro he worked for three years each in Hewlett Packard and Guest Keen Williams.
He has also been instrumental in three acquisitions in Wipro and successfully integrated and grown them. He believes in building strong teams that stay together and share the same sense of passion and vision. He is one of the key leaders who have mentored many leaders at Wipro with his people centric leadership style.
He is passionate about sports specially cricket and likes reading in his spare time. He has been a thought leader in the industry and is a much sought after speaker in industry forums.
He is Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and an MBA from Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Pilani and graduated in 1982.
T K Padmanabha, Chief Technology Officer for Wipro Infotech, India and Middle East
TK Padmanabha is the Chief Technology Officer for Wipro Infotech, India and Middle East.
In this role, he is responsible for new technology business incubation across different vertical markets. The focus is to build a strong team to drive business in Public and Private Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Smart Utility and Homeland Security. This would contribute a large part of Wipro's revenue in the future. He will also be responsible for providing strong technology leadership across the different business units (applications, IT infrastructure, services and consulting).
Prior to this role, TKP was the Head of Systems Integration business where he headed a team of 800 consultants and specialists in the IT infrastructure Integration business with P & L responsibility. He drove the Middle East business to contribute more than 30% of the overall business with higher gross margins. TKP has been with Wipro for over 20 years and has held diverse roles like heading the Networking Practice in Systems Integration when he grew the business by more than 40% CAGR. Prior to this, he was responsible for starting the ASEAN operations for Wipro in Singapore.
Vivek Sharma, General Manager & Business Head - Government and Defense Vertical
Vivek as General Manager & Business Head - Government and Defense Vertical is responsible for the overall Sales number for India.
Vivek joined Wipro in 1995 and has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He joined Wipro in the Telecom Business Unit in Delhi. Vivek has held various leadership positions across regions and businesses. He carries with him a rich exposure in Telecom, Govt/Defense segment and has worked in various businesses including Software Products, Call Center, EMS, Security and Networking. Vivek was the head of the Wipro-3D Networks Integration team post acquisition of 3D Networks by Wipro. In his present role Vivek as General Manager& Business Head - Government and Defense Vertical is responsible for the overall Sales number for India spanning across Voice, Networking, Platform, Storage and Security portfolios.
Mukund Seetharaman, General Manager & Business Head of the Gulf region
Mr. Mukund Seetharaman is the General Manager and Business Head of the Gulf region at Wipro Infotech, the India, Middle East and Africa business arm of Wipro.
The Gulf region is one of the key contributors to the growth momentum of Wipro. Wipro has a wide client base across various industry sectors within the region including local delivery centers. Mukund is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction while executing the business expansion strategies of the organization. Mukund's prior roles in Wipro include Head of sales for Gulf region, Head of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions for India, Middle East business and Client Partner for large Outsourcing engagements at Europe, based out of London to name a few. Mukund has done his post graduation in Management from Symbiosis and is an engineering graduate. Mukund's interests include hiking and photography. He is also a keen enthusiast of badminton and squash.