Wipro Appoints Melanie Carter-Maguire as Vice President of Government Relations and Head of Washington, DC Office

IT Major Focuses on Strengthening its Government Relations Portfolio

Feb 01, 2010, 11:13 ET from Wipro Technologies

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wipro Technologies, the global IT Services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today announced the appointment of Melanie Carter-Maguire as Vice President, Government Relations.

A seasoned Government Relations professional, Ms. Carter-Maguire will establish Wipro's first Government Relations office in Washington, DC and oversee outreach and government affairs efforts with US officials and the Washington diplomatic community.

"Melanie brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and creative energy to our team as Wipro moves to raise its visibility and strengthen its relationships in Washington," said Martha Bejar, President of Sales and Operations for Wipro.

"Melanie's extensive international and Washington government relations experience, combined with her years of representing a multinational, high tech company before senior US Government officials, makes her a tremendous choice to lead Wipro's efforts in Washington, DC." she added.

Previously, Ms. Carter-Maguire served as Vice President of global government relations and international trade and Chief of Staff at Nortel where she developed Nortel's international trade strategy and represented Nortel's international interests before the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. Government and the Washington diplomatic community.

Ms. Carter-Maguire serves on the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. For the past three years, she chaired the U. S. Colombia Business Council and was an active member of the Business Council for International Understanding, the Council of the Americas, the Washington Export Council, the Telecommunications Industry Association, the Trade Policy Form, the U.S.-China Business Council, the European American Business Council and the National Foreign Trade Council.

Prior to joining Nortel, she was responsible for legislative and congressional activities of the Washington, DC law firm of Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer and Quinn.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.

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