Wipro stock up 70% after new CEO, who's yet to visit Bengaluru HQ, takes over
In the five months since he took over as chief executive officer of Wipro Ltd, Thierry Delaporte has yet to visit the Indian outsourcer’s Bangalore headquarters once. Instead, the 53-year-old has been on a virtual tour from his home in Paris, meeting with managers, workers and customers around the globe.
He’s trying to turn around the struggling business without letting the Covid-19 pandemic slow him. Delaporte slashed the top ranks of leadership from 25 people to four. He stepped up acquisitions, with more on the way. Mostly, he focused his attention on customers, meeting with 130 over video conference and helping to land new multi-year contracts with clients in the US and Europe.