NEW YORK & BANGALORE, India, October 27, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced the appointment of Kimberly Watson as Country Head and Managing Director for Canada.
Watson will focus on Wipro’s vision for business growth, localization, brand building and significant transformational and modernization engagements with clients in key sectors.
Watson is a veteran who has been in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) field for over 30 years in various leadership roles including development, sales, engineering, delivery, software, managed services, and outsourcing. In her most recent role, Watson was Vice President and General Manager for the Federal Market at IBM Canada. She has also held several leadership positions at IBM and Bell Canada.
Watson will be based in Toronto and report to Angan Guha, CEO, Americas 2. Outside of work, she is actively involved with local communities such as York Simcoe Express AAA Hockey Association and the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education.
"I warmly welcome Kim (Kimberly) to the Wipro family. She is a respected global leader with an exemplary track record. Canada is a strategic growth market for Wipro and we have established ourselves as a partner of choice across multiple sectors. With Kim’s deep insights into the Canadian markets, we will better enable customers to be successful in their transformation journeys," said Angan Guha, CEO, Americas 2, Wipro Limited.
Kimberly Watson said, "I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Wipro as part of the senior leadership team and help strengthen our client and ecosystem relationships in Canada. The Wipro values and culture are exemplary, and I look forward to working with my colleagues at Wipro Canada."
2021 marks fifteen years of Wipro’s presence in Canada. Recognizing the region’s growth potential, Wipro has made numerous investments in technology and domain expertise, strengthening its local presence with a diverse, tech savvy local workforce, establishing strategic partnerships, and setting up offices in key economic hubs.
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 220,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
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Sandeep Deb Varman