George Joseph

George is the Vice President and Global Head for Wipro’s Supply Chain Management and Knowledge Services BPO business. In this role, he is responsible for the P&L for SCM and Knowledge Service business by building capability and market presence in core areas identified as strategic growth areas in Sourcing and Procurement service along with the Legal Services, Sales and Marketing Service, Analytics, Data and Content Management.

Prior to Wipro, he was a partner with Accenture where he helped build their global “Spend Management Services” practice. Earlier, he was part of the executive leadership team that built a global Agri-Business ‘Olam International Ltd’.

George has 24+ years of Senior Managerial experience with P&L responsibility. His areas of expertise include Sales, Client Management and Customer Delivery. He has vast experience in managing large and strategic Customer engagements and has lived in and managed large businesses in all the major regions of the World.

George completed his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Sloan Fellowship Master’s Program from London Business School.

George enjoys outdoor activities and plays Tennis on a regular basis, looks forward to Ski season each year and most recently completed the trek up Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing peak in the world. He is now contemplating his next major trek which is likely to be in the Himalayas.

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