India’s third largest IT Company Wipro has appointed the IBM and TCS veteran Natarajan Srinivasan as its global head of SAP.
The chief executive of Wipro TK Kurien is focusing on strengthening the senior management in comparison to rival firms.
Srinivasan will be based in Bengaluru and report to newly elevated president Bhanumurthy BM.
More Appointments in Wipro
As mentioned above, Wipro is focusing at hiring on the senior management ranks, Wipro has recently hired TCS veteran Abid Ali Neemuchwala as its chief operating officer.
Under the mission of strengthening Wipro’s Senior Management, it also shuffled the posts in elevation of company veterans GK Prasanna and Bhanumurthy BM to the rank of president and also a revamp of the executive council for its IT business.
Why did Wipro hire Natarajan Srinivasan?
The appointment of Srinivasan comes at a time when top outsourcing customers of Indian IT are increasingly opting for cloud-based, “pay-per-use” billing models to avoid high upfront investments in buying and deploying software products from the likes of SAP AG and Oracle. As a result, the ERP businesses of traditional Indian IT companies are increasingly coming under pressure from newer entrants such as Salesforce.
Srinivasan has over 25 years of experience in various senior management positions in both mature and emerging markets. His past experience includes stints with IBM, TCS, Satyam Infoway Ltd and Aptech Consulting & Software. He is based in Bangalore.