News: Wipro appoints Ireena Vittal as board member


Wipro appoints Ireena Vittal as board member

Wipro Ltd., India’s third-largest software services company, on Tuesday named former McKinsey & Co. executive Ireena Vittal as a director on its board effective immediately, Mint reported.

Vittal, the company’s first woman board member in three decades, will serve as an independent director. Her appointment comes after chairman Premji said at Wipro’s annual shareholder meeting in July that the company would bring on a woman board member before its next annual meeting.

Gulbanoo Premji, chairman Azim Premji’s mother, was a director on the Wipro board for 17 years till 16 September, 1983, and no woman has been on the board since.

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Topics: Corporate, Appointments, Strategic HR, Diversity

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