Can Thierry Delaporte Revive Wipro?

Can Thierry Delaporte Revive Wipro?
Case Code: HROB228
Case Length: 16 Pages
Period: 2016-2020
Pub Date: 2021
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.400
Organization: Wipro Ltd
Industry: Technology & Communications
Countries: India
Themes: Corporate Restructuring, Organizational Behaviour, Reorganization, General Management and Strategy
Can Thierry Delaporte Revive Wipro?
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The case focuses on corporate restructuring at Wipro, one of the largest IT companies in India. Wipro's CEO, Thierry Delaporte, announced a huge restructuring exercise, the first since he took charge of the company in July 2020. The restructuring of the company was aimed at simplifying the existing organizational structure and driving growth in all markets beyond the US. Wipro, which was one of the leaders in the Indian IT space, had been witnessing a slump in revenues since 2012 compared to other IT peers. Its inability to adapt to new technologies, its conservative approach, unimpressive acquisitions, slow economic growth, growing competition, and unwarranted price concessions to clients were some of the reasons for its underperformance.

As Delaporte embarked on a major restructuring at Wipro, the challenges before him would be to boost revenues, build a strong talent pool, strengthen market share, help the company regain its market position, and drive growth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • Understand the key issues related to reorganizing strategy.
  • Analyze the overall restructuring plan at Wipro .
  • Evaluate Delaporte’s approach in implementing the restructuring plan.
  • Understand the challenges faced by Delaporte in executing the restructuring plan.
  • Explore ways through which Delaporte can revive Wipro and reclaim the company’s position in the Indian IT industry.



Corporate Restructuring;Reorganization; OrganizationalRestructuring;Leadership; Organizational Behavior; Revival; Organizational Structure; Organizational Design; Operating Model

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