Wipro launches regional HQ in Dubai covering three continents

11 January 2023 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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Dubai has welcomed the launch of Wipro’s new regional headquarters in the city, with the office to cover the firm’s operations across the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Known as its APMEA strategic market unit, the broad geography accounts for $1.5 billion of Wipro’s global revenues and over 30,000 staff.

“We are pleased to launch our APMEA headquarters in Dubai, which opens a new chapter for Wipro in a fast-moving, technology-first market,” said Wipro’s global executive chairman Rishad Premji. “Dubai is a gateway to the world, and its progressive government, multicultural workforce, and business-friendly policies makes it a great fit for us as we expand our footprint across the APMEA regions.”

Wipro launches regional HQ in Dubai covering three continents

Based in the Dubai World Trade Centre at One Central, Wipro’s newly opened headquarters will include its Lab45 co-innovation space for developing advanced solutions with clients and partners, while also housing specialised teams from financial services sector management consulting wing Capco – acquired in 2021 for $1.5 billion – and Designit, the firm’s strategic design and innovation arm.

“Establishing our headquarters here opens vast growth potential, and opportunities for synergies, across the entire region,” said Wipro CEO Thierry Delaporte. “The UAE understands the transformative power of digital technologies to drive change for good. We will be leveraging our global capabilities, local expertise, as well as our global partner ecosystem to co-create solutions for our customers in the region.”

The APMEA headquarters will be overseen by Anis Chenchah, who was appointed as the region’s new CEO in April following a decade and a half at Capgemini, latterly as global CEO of Business Services. Wipro’s APMEA region has also more recently welcomed Simmi Dhamija as its new COO, with Dhamija joining after more than a decade at Tech Mahnidra, including as global head of strategy & transformation.

Chenchah commented: “I am delighted to have Wipro as the first global company of our industry that puts three vast continents – Africa, Asia, and Oceania – under a unified leadership, headquartered in my home city of Dubai. With its strategic location, its ultra-modern-infrastructure, and global mindset, Dubai is the ideal place to drive our business growth in this promising part of the world.”

Dubai’s crown prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum paid the new offices a visit on their opening day, stating that their establishment reflected the emirate’s growing profile as a global hub for the world’s leading information technology companies. UAE deputy prime minister and finance minister Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was also in attendance.