Can Thierry Delaporte deliver at Wipro?

The weakest of India’s top four IT services companies desperately needs a turnaround expert. Its new French CEO is the man for the job.

Late last week, Thierry Delaporte was named CEO of Wipro Ltd. 

The company had spent four months searching, entrusting Egon Zehnder, the famed Swiss headhunting firm, to help them find the successor to outgoing chief Abidali Neemuchwala.  

Egon—which had in 2017 helped Wipro’s larger rival Infosys Ltd bring in its current CEO, Salil—submitted a long list of candidates to the Wipro board by mid-February, which was whittled down to three. The three executives then had a meeting with the eight-member board, including executive chairman Rishad Premji, and another meeting with founder-chairman Azim Premji over a weekend in March at Wipro’s …


Varun Sood

Varun is a Bengaluru-based journalist and former writer at The Morning Context. In his thirteen-year stint as a print journalist, he had worked with a number of publications, including Business Standard, the Financial Times, The Economic Times and Mint.