Wipro's loss is Dell's gain as Vaswani joins PC maker

Suresh VaswaniSuresh Vaswani former joint chief executive of Wipro's information technology business and executive director on the board of Wipro Ltd, has joined Dell India as chairman. He will also be executive vice-president of Dell Services, leading its applications and business process outsourcing (BPO) business.

He will work under to Steve Schuckenbrock, president of Dell Services.

It may be recalled that Vaswani, along with Girish Paranjpe, had been more or less forced out of Wipro as joint chief executives earlier this year; reportedly because Wipro was dissatisfied with their performance.

According to a press release from Dell, Vaswani's focus will be to build next generation service offerings and grow Dell's process capabilities on a global basis across ''multiple industry verticals, service offerings and market segments''.

Vaswani will be responsible for further enhancing Dell's global delivery capabilities and expanding the company's strong presence in the Indian IT market. Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, president of Dell India, will work closely with Vaswani to continue to position Dell India for long term success and growth, the statement said.

''We're more excited than ever about the opportunities ahead of us in India, where Dell has experienced tremendous growth in recent years,'' said Michael Dell, the PC maker's chairman and chief executive officer. ''The addition of Suresh to our team will enable us to further accelerate Dell Services offerings while expanding the reach of our global delivery operations - all in service of our millions of customers worldwide.''