Wipro appoints Christopher Smith as Managing Director for the ANZ region

Christopher Smith, Managing Director ANZ at Wipro

Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced the appointment of Christopher Smith as the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Christopher has over two decades of IT and Telecommunications experience in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He joins from Telstra, where he was the Group Owner of Telstra Purple, the largest Australian owned technology Services Company.

What does Smith bring to Wipro in the new role?

Christopher holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).

“Chris has joined us at an exciting phase of transformation in the APMEA growth journey. He will focus on Wipro’s ambition to help our clients, people, and communities in ANZ realize their ambitions in an inclusive and purpose-driven way,” said Anis Chenchah, member of the Wipro Executive Board and CEO, APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa), Wipro Limited.

“I am confident that his global experience, deep local market knowledge, impressive track record in hyper growth, and client relationships will position Wipro strongly,” Chenchah said.

What were Smith’s thoughts on the new role?

Christopher Smith said, “The combination of Wipro’s purpose, based on deep social impact and strategy to be a global leader in tech with local capabilities, is the perfect foundation to build and grow our business locally. Bringing world-class capabilities to clients in our region is what excites me, and it is a privilege to lead Wipro in Australia and New Zealand.”

Wipro has been operating in Australia for over 20 years and focused on delivering sustained long-term value for partners. Most recently, Wipro was recognized by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer in Australia for 2022, for the third consecutive year.