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Wipro's former COO Bhanumurthy Ballapuram joins Google Cloud

Ballapuram will report to Google Cloud's global VP for customer experience, John Jester.

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Mumbai: Wipro Ltd's former president and chief operating officer (COO) Bhanumurthy Ballapuram has joined the regional leadership team at Google Cloud as vice president for customer experience of the Japan and Asia Pacific region.

Ballapuram will report to Google Cloud's global vice president for customer experience, John Jester, who is based in the US, according to a statement released on Tuesday.

An NIT Warangal and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Ballapuram served as president and COO of Wipro until he moved on from the IT major in June this year. Joined in 1992 as senior VP, he oversaw business application services during his tenure, which is by far the largest service line for Wipro. 

He has over 25 years of experience in senior management roles in the high-growth IT services industry.

"Ballapuram 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.

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