Bangalore, India - November 15, 2011:
Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced the appointment of Inderpreet Sawhney as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the company. Inderpreet will head Wipro's legal function and uphold Wipro's tradition of doing business in an ethical, transparent and responsible manner. Inderpreet, an attorney with 20 years of experience who has worked both in India and U.S. will also drive corporate compliance with the various business operating entities globally.
T K Kurien, CEO IT Business and Executive Director, Wipro Ltd. said, "Inderpreet brings with her a wealth of transnational experience, which I am confident will benefit Wipro immensely. Her experience coupled with a passion for excellence and an unflinching integrity makes her an ideal choice to lead Wipro's legal function."
Prior to joining Wipro, Inderpreet served as the Managing Partner of The Chugh Firm Silicon Valley office, where her mandate included counsel on complex international transactions, corporate review, mergers and acquisitions, litigation management, employment (including immigration) matters, primarily for information technology, business process outsourcing, retail service and hospitality companies. Inderpreet began her career in ITC Limited.
She also serves on the National Advisory Council of NASABA (North American South Asian Bar Association). Her past leadership positions include President NASABA, Board Member of Partham Bay Area, Foundation for Excellence, Indus Women Leaders.
She has a BA (Hons.) and LL.B degree from Delhi University and a LL.M from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Inderpreet has been awarded the 2006 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award, 2010 Outstanding Mentorship Award, SABA Northern California and, the 2010 NASABA Cornerstone Award.
About Wipro Ltd
Wipro Limited provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. Wipro's ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com and www.wipro.in
About Wipro Technologies
Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 120,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
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