Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, announced the appointment of Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, a widely acclaimed banker with four decades of experience across India’s financial sector, to its Board of Directors for a period of five years effective January 1, 2019, subject to the approval of shareholders.
Bhattacharya, who was the first woman chair of State Bank of India, India’s largest lender, will serve as an Independent Director and brings with her a deep understanding of all facets of banking including credit, foreign exchange, treasury, retail operations, mergers and acquisitions and the capital and bond markets.
She is credited with spearheading a range of technological initiatives, shaping the digital transformation of State Bank of India. She is also recognized for reimagining people practices with a special focus on women.
Welcoming Ms. Bhattacharya to the Board, Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited said, “I am confident that her deep repository of knowledge spanning across the financial services sector combined with her understanding of technology and proven expertise in driving operational transformation will immensely benefit Wipro.”
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Bhattacharya said, “I am delighted and privileged to be invited to join the Board of Wipro Ltd., an organization which is globally respected both for its technology leadership and its unflinching commitment to values. I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth charter.”
Bhattacharya is a postgraduate degree holder in English. She is also an Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.