Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced the appointment of Patrick Dupuis, an experienced financial and business strategist, recognized for driving cultural and operational transformation at scale, to its Board of Directors, effective April 1, 2016.
Dupuis will serve as an Independent Director on the Board and brings with him a rich experience of over 30 years, having helped shape the financial strategy of leading companies in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, business process management and customer service.
He is currently Senior Vice President for Simplicity, Quality and Productivity at Global technology platform and payments leader, PayPal Holdings, Inc. where his role is to continuously identify and pursue opportunities to simplify and optimize processes across the business. His focus is on improving PayPal’s customer experiences, eliminating upstream cost drivers and delivering continuous productivity and re-investment capacity.
Welcoming Dupuis to the Board, Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited said, “He brings with him a combination of financial acumen and a deep understanding of driving cultural and operational transformation. I am confident Wipro will immensely benefit from his experience.”
Commenting on his appointment, Dupuis, who will also be a member of the Strategy Committee of the Board, said, “I am delighted and privileged to be invited to join the Board of Wipro Ltd., a company widely respected, as much for its business excellence as for its unflinching commitment to values. I look forward to contributing to the Company as it prepares for its next phase of growth.”
Dupuis joined PayPal in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer to help PayPal expand globally and build a sustainable growth company. He was instrumental in PayPal’s separation from eBay Inc. and listing on the Nasdaq in 2015. Dupuis was previously the CFO of Sitel, a leader in customer service and BJC Healthcare, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in the US. In both companies, he was a force of change and operational transformation in times of significant external pressures. He previously spent 20 years at GE, where he was made an officer at 34. His last two roles at GE were CFO of BJC Healthcare and GM of GE Capital International Services (now Genpact), two global, complex and fast growing businesses.
Dupuis graduated from the Ecole de Management de Lyon in France.