Anand Sankaran was the Senior Vice President and Business Head, Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) & Wipro Infotech (WI).
As the head of GIS & WI, Anand was responsible for developing business strategies and new business models, financial planning, customer acquisition and retention, leadership development and management of the partner eco-system. Under his leadership, GIS & WI had witnessed exponential growth, and are among the fastest growing business units in Wipro.
Anand took over as the head of the Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) in 2011. GIS is Wipro's strategic business unit, accounting for over 33 percent of the organization?s revenue and provides a vast portfolio of services spanning across cloud services, systems integration, managed services, and total outsourcing in a global delivery model. He played a pivotal role in the acquisition and nurturing of 500 + GIS customers globally which includes top companies across industry segments.
Anand has also proficiently led Wipro Infotech (WI), which offers a comprehensive suite of solutions and services to customers in India & Middle East. He has grown WI from a fledgling business unit to an INR 7000 crore strategic division of Wipro's IT Business.
Over his two and a half decade tenure at Wipro, Anand has incubated several large business units from their infancy. One of his pioneering initiatives was the inception of the Total Outsourcing Business for Wipro. This new business model proved to be a game changer for Wipro, catapulting the company from a system integrator to a transformational player across verticals in India and across the globe. His strategic thinking, deep customer understanding coupled with his intensity to win, helped Wipro bag several marquee deals in India which set precedence for the robust growth for Wipro.
Anand has been on a career fast-track and has grown through Wipro's rank to hold several key positions as sales and business head across geos giving him a wide breath of expertise and rich domain knowledge across the different business units.
A thought leader in technology and business, Anand is an avid blogger and speaks regularly on contemporary topics in various industry platforms and media forums.
Anand holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College.