Wipro telecom and media head Ayan Mukerji quits

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Software major Wipro on Saturday announced the resignation of its global media and telecom business chief executive Ayan Mukerji.

Anil Jain will be the new head of telecom business. Jain will report to chief operating officer Abidali Neemuchwala.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2016, Wipro generated 13.4 percent revenue from Global Media & Telecom, 26.7 percent from Finance Solutions, 18.7 percent from Manufacturing & Hitech, 11.4 percent from Healthcare, Life Sciences & Services, 15.1 percent from Retail, Consumer Goods & Transportation and 14.7 percent from Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities. Its revenue rose 2.1 percent sequentially to $1,832 million in the second quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Wipro said the global media and telecom business will have a new structure with its sub-vertical communication services providers carved out into a separate strategic business unit (communications) with vice president Anil Jain as its head.

The Bangalore-based IT major in a statement said that the media vertical will have retail, consumer goods, transportation and government business to tap increasing synergies.

“The network equipment providers’ vertical will be aligned with the manufacturing & hi-tech business unit to strengthen our position in this space,” the statement noted.

Product engineering services business will also report to Neemuchwala.

Mukherji played a major role in growing various businesses across geographies during his 28 years of association with the outsourcing major.

Wipro earlier announced that Americas region contributed 53 percent revenue in Q2, Europe 25.2 percent, India & Middle East business 10.6 percent and APAC and Other Emerging Markets 11.2 percent.

Baburajan K
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