Anand will direct Expansion of Wipro’s business in Japan and will also partner with its customers to help them achieve their growth ambitions by leveraging Wipro Capabilities through experience, data, analysis and insights, engineering edgecloud services, cybersecurity, core business transformation and managed services, according to an exchange brief.
Anand has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, specializing in consulting, digital engineering, IoT and emerging technologies. He joins the Bengaluru-based company after a 13-year stint at Tata Consulting Services where he led the manufacturing and high-tech sector, focusing on the Japanese automotive industry and ecosystem suppliers. He will report to Anis Chenchah, Wipro Board Member and Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa Markets.
Tomoaki Takeuchi, Japan’s former national leader, resigned earlier this month. He is one of four national or regional officials who have left in the past month to pursue opportunities outside the organization, the company said.
Other executives who have departed in recent weeks are Sarah Adam-Gedge, Managing Director, Australia and
New Zealand; Douglas Silva, Country Manager for Brazil; and Mohammed Areff, Country Head and Managing Director of the Middle East region.
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“I am confident that Dhruv’s track record and credentials with Japanese automotive and manufacturing customers will be a major asset for Wipro’s growth in these strategic sectors. This, coupled with his passion and deep understanding of Japanese culture, language and ways of working, positions him strongly to lead our business in Japan,” Chenchah said.
Anand holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications from the Pune Institute of Computer Technology and an MBA in marketing and finance from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies.