Wipro appoints Sanjeev Jain as chief operating officer

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East Brunswick-based Wipro Ltd., a technology services and consulting company, on Friday said it appointed Sanjeev Jain as chief operating officer, effective immediately. Jain succeeds Amit Choudhary, who is stepping down to pursue opportunities outside the organization. Jain will report to CEO and Managing Director Srinivas Pallia, and will continue to be a member of Wipro’s executive committee.

As chief operating officer, Jain will be responsible for continuing Wipro’s journey of building a clientcentric delivery organization focused on driving sustainable, profitable and delivery-led growth. He will oversee global business operations, the Chief Information Office, the Chief Information Security Office and the enterprise risk management function and continue to work closely with Wipro’s leadership teams across the organization on transformation initiatives.

Jain joined Wipro in 2023 as the global head of business operations. He brings over 30 years of experience in leading large, diverse teams, scaling up global operations and deploying Lean Six Sigma and design thinking principles to drive operational excellence and business transformation.

Over the past year, Jain has been leading Wipro’s talent supply chain, including Wipro’s gig work platform, TopGear, as well as talent skilling, global mobility, talent acquisition and business resilience functions. He has played a key leadership role in the development and deployment of Wipro’s artificial intelligence training and upskilling strategy.

“In the short time that Sanjeev has been with Wipro, he has developed strong relationships with on-the-ground delivery teams and made a significant impact on our strategic thinking and execution prowess,” Pallia said. “Under his leadership, we’ve built out our approach to AI training and upskilling and trained over 225,000 of our people in AI principles. Sanjeev has also been instrumental in devising our career development strategy for next-gen associates and significantly enhancing our utilization. As COO, he will be responsible for continuing to simplify our operating model, building a clientcentric delivery organization and driving operational excellence with a focus on execution rigor and speed.”

Prior to joining Wipro, Jain held leadership roles at Kyndryl Holdings (an IBM spinoff), IBM, Cognizant and GE. In his previous roles, he enabled profitable growth by integrating the end-to-end talent supply chain, driving margin expansion, simplifying processes and strengthening the operating rhythm.