Bangalore, India - October 1, 2012:
Wipro Limited today announced the appointment of Mr. Vyomesh Joshi, a well-respected information technology industry veteran and influencer, to its board of directors with immediate effect.
Mr. Joshi will serve as an independent member on the board and will bring to Wipro a wealth of experience, having spent over three decades in the industry. He was until recently the Executive Vice President of Hewlett-Packard's USD 25.8 bn* Imaging and Printing Group.
Welcoming Mr. Joshi to the Board, Mr. Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited said, "He brings in a unique combination of wisdom and technical capabilities. I am sure that Wipro will benefit from his insights and experience."
Commenting on his appointment Mr. Joshi said, "I have for long admired Wipro as a company, as much for its business excellence as for its strong commitment to values. I look forward to contributing to the company as it prepares for its future challenges."
Mr. Joshi completed his Masters' Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University, US. He joined Hewlett Packard in 1980 as a research and development engineer and retired in March 2012 after a 32-year career with HP. He served as a Director at Yahoo Inc. from July 2005 to May 13, 2012. Mr. Joshi currently serves as a Member of Dean's Advisory Council at The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.
*As per the latest audited financials for year ended 31st October, 2011
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