Bhanumurthy Ballapuram, former Wipro Ltd chief operating officer (COO), joined the regional leadership team at Google Cloud as the vice president for Customer Experience, Japan and Asia Pacific.
According to a Google Cloud statement, Bhanumurthy will report to Google Cloud’s global vice president for Customer Experience, John Jester, who is based in the US.
An NIT Warangal and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Bhanumurthy is a veteran who witnessed the growth of IT service business while serveing with Wipro. Before retiring this July, Bhanumurthy was the president and COO of Wipro.
A silent task master and gentle in his approach, Bhanumurthy oversaw the business application services at Wipro, which is by far the largest service line for the IT major headquartered out of Bengaluru.
He has more than 25 years of experience in senior management roles in the high-growth IT services industry.
“Bhanumurthy will partner with our regional leadership – including Karan Bajwa for APAC and Tomoyuki Hirate for Japan – to further our commitment to the success of our customers and continue to advance Google Cloud’s enterprise momentum in the market,” Google Cloud said in a statement.