Wipro(NYSE:WIT) has announced appointment of Ulrich Meister as Senior Vice-President and Head of Continental Europe, effective November 2013. In his role, Ulrich would have the charter to define strategy for each of the markets within Continental Europe and grow the business exponentially over the coming years. He will continue to build on Wipro’s localization approach, drive marketing and brand investments in the geographies, and explore potential inorganic growth opportunities.
Ulrich joins Wipro from T-Systems, where he started in 2005, and in his last role was responsible for their global Euro 2 billion system integration business. Ulrich began his career with the financial services industry and spent the first 20 years in leadership positions with Deutsche Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen. Ulrich was also a Member on the Board of T-systems.
Continental Europe currently represents a significant share of our global revenues and companies in the region are more keen to consider global sourcing than ever before. We have already enhanced our focus on key markets like Germany, France and the Nordic region – driving customer centricity and local decision-making. We are encouraged by the prospects and are confident that Ulrich in his new role will lead Wipro’s next wave of growth in these geographies, said TK Kurien, CEO & Member of the Board, Wipro.
Ulrich Meister will be based in Frankfurt, Germany and will report to T. K. Kurien.
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