Indian IT services major, Wipro Limited, announced the appointment of Päivi Rekonen to its Board of Directors for five years effective October 1, 2022, subject to the approval of shareholders.
Rekonen will serve as an Independent Director on the Board, bringing over 25 years of experience in technology as well as in banking and services. Her LinkedIn profile says, she has a strong track record of designing and delivering transformation programs, building new organisations and managing turnaround situations. “I have created new strategies and streamlined operations around the world. I am particularly strong in driving digital transformation,” she mentioned.
Rekonen is Chair of The Board of Directors of SEBA Bank AG in addition to being a Member of the Board at Konecranes Plc, WithSecure Plc, and Efecte Plc. Her international career has been shaped by executive leadership roles in functions including technology, human resources, and consulting at global organisations such as Nokia, Cisco, Credit Suisse, Adecco, and UBS.
Welcoming Rekonen to the Board, Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited, said, “I am delighted to have Päivi on our Board. Wipro will greatly benefit from her knowledge and focus on digital and technology transformation, strategy creation in international markets, risk management, and organisational development.”
Commenting on her appointment, Päivi Rekonen said, “I am honoured to join the Board of Wipro, a company which has innovated at scale over its seven-decade long history while remaining committed to its values and establishing a presence in over 60 countries. I look forward to contributing to its next phase of growth.”
Rekonen is a native citizen of Finland, and had lived in The UK, Netherlands, China and Singapore. She currently lives in Zürich, Switzerland. Rekonen holds Master’s degrees in Social Sciences, and Economics and Business Administration from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.