Bangalore, India and Yokohama, Japan - February 2, 2015:
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced the appointment of Naohide Takatani as the Country Head of its operations in Japan.
As the country head, Naohide is responsible for the execution of Wipro’s day-to-day business operations in Japan. He will focus on strengthening Wipro’s position in the region by increasing visibility for the company and pursuing new business opportunities. He will lead Wipro’s endeavor to support Japanese companies in their goal of globalization, improving profitability and delivering industry solutions across latest technology areas such as social media, mobility, analytics and cloud.
Naohide Takatani is based in Yokohama, Japan and has assumed his role from January 2015. He will report to Manoj Nagpaul who heads Sales and Operations for the Asia Pacific & Japan region for Wipro.
Naohide joins Wipro from NEC Corporation, where he was the General Manager of the Retail Solutions Group. He was responsible for the profit & loss (P&L) of the information and communication technology (ICT) solution businesses for global retailers in North America, Europe and APAC regions, and the off-shore delivery centers in India. He has over 25 years of experience and has held senior positions in General Management, ICT management, program and project management, ICT solutions planning, systems architecture and systems and software development & engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osaka University-Japan and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury.
“Wipro has invested in Japan for several years, notching up significant wins. Today, we see signs of green shoots of growth in Japan, helping us gain further traction with key wins in both our IT and product engineering services businesses. We are making strategic investments and bolstering our leadership to further drive our growth in this market,” said Manoj Nagpaul, Chief Sales and Operations officer, Asia Pacific & Japan, Wipro Ltd.
Wipro started its Japan operations in 1998 and since then the region has been a part of the company’s growth markets portfolio. Wipro has a Delivery Center in Yokohama and a highly localized, bilingual resource pool in the country.
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