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Wipro’s Switzerland head quits; Bruno Schenk to take over

Wipro’s Switzerland head quits; Bruno Schenk to take over

In yet another senior appointment, Indian IT major Wipro on Monday appointed Bruno Schenk as the country head and managing director for Switzerland, effective immediately. He will report to Wipro’s Europe CEO Pierre Bruno, the company said in an exchange filing.Schenk succeeds René Mulder, who joined Wipro in February 2021 and has decided to pursue opportunities outside Wipro.

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Prior to Wipro, Schenk was the chief executive and country head at Cloudreach, an Atos company. Schenk also led Eviden Switzerland, another Atos business that combines digital, big data and security solutions.

This comes after the Azim Premji-backed firm elevated Srinivas Pallia to the CEO position following the resignation of its former CEO Thierry Delaporte ahead of its fourth-quarter financial results in April. ET has reported on senior-level changes in the IT major.

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A week ago, Wipro had appointed Sarat Chand to lead the Northern Europe region, reporting to the Europe chief. Before that, Vinay Firake, who has been with Wipro for 26 years, was promoted to become the next CEO of the APMEA (Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, and Africa) with immediate effect last month.

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The Bengaluru-based software exporter also combined Nordics and Benelux operations to form a single Northern Europe region.“I’m delighted to be joining Wipro at an important time in their journey. I look forward to meeting new colleagues, clients, and partners in the region to boost their growth and realize their digital transformation ambitions,” said Schenk.

Schenk has over 25 years of experience with a focus on leveraging the power of data and technology to create value, innovation and growth.

“I extend a warm welcome to Bruno, and I look forward to the insights, energy and rigour he will bring to our clients and teams in Switzerland and as part of our Europe Leadership Team,” said Pierre Bruno.

“René and Bruno will work together closely over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition. I’d like to thank René for his leadership over the last four years, delivering outstanding value and innovation and for building a strong, client-focused team in the region,” he added.