Wipro board adds on banking expertise
Wipro Limited has appointed Arundhati Bhattacharya, a widely acclaimed banker with four decades of experience across India’s financial sector, to its Board of Directors for a period of five years effective 1 January 2019, subject to the approval of shareholders.
Bhattacharya, who was the first woman chair of State Bank of India, India’s largest lender, will serve as an Independent Director and brings with her a deep understanding of all facets of banking including credit, foreign exchange, treasury, retail operations, mergers and acquisitions and the capital and bond markets.
She is credited with spearheading a range of technological initiatives, shaping the digital transformation of State Bank of India. She is also recognized for reimagining people practices with a special focus on women.
Welcoming Bhattacharya to the Board, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji said: “I am confident that her deep repository of knowledge spanning across the financial services sector combined with her understanding of technology and proven expertise in driving operational transformation will immensely benefit Wipro.”
Bhattacharya is a postgraduate degree holder in English. She is also an Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. fiinews.com