Deepak Chandran

CFO (International), WIPRO CONSUMER CARE AND LIGHTING

 

Deepak leads the finance function for the Wipro Consumer Care’s international business.

Key Brands: Enchanteur, Romano, Safi, Bio-Essence, Ginvera, Ebene, Pahmi, Enear and Skinwhite businesses represent Wipro Consumer Care’s business interests in South East Asia, North Asia, Middle East and Africa and were acquisitions made by Wipro in the last 12 years.  Deepak relocated to Singapore in 2011 to handle the portfolio and to strengthen it further through strategic acquisitions.  He is responsible for financial planning, controllership, legal & taxation, treasury and compliance for the two businesses which have combined employee strength of 9,000 with 8 manufacturing locations in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and China.

Prior to this, Deepak was the Head of Finance for the Technology Infrastructure Services and Testing Services businesses of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) responsible for overall business finance. Deepak also helped set up and lead the Central Pricing team, an initiative to centralize all IT contract pricing for the Wipro Technologies business.

Before Wipro, Deepak helped set up the offshore financial planning and analytics team for Oracle’s North America Consulting business. Deepak has also worked with KPMG in their financial advisory team focusing on in-bound M&A, valuations, private equity placement, joint venture partner search and with CRISIL (India’s largest credit ratings company and a subsidiary of Standard and Poor’s) as part of their industry and sector research teams, focusing on the vehicle and cement industries.

Deepak is a Chartered Accountant by training and a graduate in Commerce.

He is also a mentor for Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, helping nurture women entrepreneurs as they set up their businesses.

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