Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading information technology, consulting and outsourcing company announced plans to strengthen its presence in the Nordic region with an increase in headcount by 500 over the next 3 years and the appointment of Carl-Henrik Hallstrom as Regional Head for the region, effective July 1, 2013.
An industry veteran, Carl-Henrik in his previous role was associated with KPMG, Sweden, where he held the position of Head of Sourcing Advisory, Nordics. KPMG had globally acquired EquaTerra in 2011, where Carl was the Managing Director of EquaTerra’s Nordic operations since 2005. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the IT and BPO outsourcing industry. As part of his rich experience, he has developed sourcing strategies and expertise in managing change programs for global companies in the Nordic region. Prior to KPMG, he held management positions in the Swedish IT industry in companies including Fujitsu Services, Daltek (publ) and Tandberg.
Carl-Henrik will be based in Stockholm, Sweden and report to Rajat Mathur, Chief Sales and Operations Officer, Growth Markets, Wipro. Wipro has identified Asia Pacific, Nordics, Germany, France, South Africa, Latam Countries as growth markets.
Commenting on his appointment, Rajat Mathur said, “Nordics is poised to become one of the more important growth markets for Wipro and we are committed to investing in the region. We are very pleased to have Carl-Henrik on board to lead Wipro’s operations in the Nordics, and I am confident that he will be able to build on the growth momentum in the region. We wish him the very best in his new role.
While committed to serving customers across industry verticals through its extensive consulting and technology services portfolio, Wipro’s focus will be on key verticals such as Telecom, Manufacturing, and Energy & Utilities that have a strong presence in the region. Wipro plans to adopt a differentiated client engagement model through the adoption of a customer centric go-to-market strategy and an advanced technologies’ focus to deliver customer value maximisation and execution excellence.