Anand Padmanabhan is President and Chief Executive for Energy, Natural resources & Utilities (ENU), Wipro. The Energy, Natural resources & Utilities division of Wipro Limited is one among the Top 3 IT solution providers to the ENU industry across the globe and the largest India based player in the ENU market.
Anand joined Wipro in 1987 as a field engineer and since then has contributed to the growth of the various divisions at Wipro. He has handled a variety of roles in sales and operations, chief among them being Customer Support, ERP Solutions Sales and System Integration Services.
He took over the System Integration Division in April 2004 and has launched new practices in the SI division. He also took over the responsibility of the Enterprise Services business in the year 2005. He has worked towards establishing and strengthening relationships with various technology vendors and has helped Wipro get multiple awards, from principals like Sun, Cisco, and Nortel - for our consistent performance in the Enterprise Products space. He has played a key role in forging a strategic alliance with Cisco in India in 1995.
Anand holds an engineering degree and is a management graduate from Bombay University. He is a sporting enthusiast - with chess and badminton as his favorites.