Bangalore: Wipro will consolidate its Indian and global IT infrastructure business into one unit to tap the estimated USD 250 billion IT infra services segment.

The new unit, called as Global Infrastructure and Services (GIS), will be headed by Wipro Infotech's Senior Vice President and Business Head (India, Middle East and Africa) Anand Sankaran.

As a result of the consolidation, Deepak Jain would work closely with Anand Sankaran to build and execute strategies to enable Wipro's leadership in the global Infrastructure services market, which is currently estimated to be USD 250 billion, Wipro Technologies, the IT, consulting and outsourcing business of Wipro, said in a statement.

Deepak Jain is currently serving as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Technology Infrastructure Services business with global responsibility for IT Infrastructure life cycle, sales, marketing, system integration and service delivery businesses.

Infrastructure services have been a high growth and high impact segment and the market is poised for the next level of transformation with increased focus on variabilisation of IT, it said.

"We see tremendous value in establishing global practices, integrated delivery, programme governance and global career opportunities for our teams. A single entity across the globe will further accelerate our growth in the infrastructure business and build on our leadership position," Wipro CEO (IT Business) and Executive Director T K Kurien said.

To bring in common direction and leadership, Sankaran will lead the Global Technology Infrastructure Services business, in addition to his current responsibility as Head of
Wipro Infotech.

"Wipro is now better positioned in the infrastructure services market through its global footprint, comprehensive alliance ecosystem, system integration proposition and transformational capability," Sankaran said.

The new consolidated structure will help Wipro maximize value delivered to clients globally through our best of breed service innovation and research efforts, he added.

The company has been undergoing a series of restructuring to streamline its operations.

Kurien took over as the CEO, replacing joint CEOs Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani, followed by realignment of business units.

Agencies