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Wipro to strengthen presence in France, grow job opportunities

business Updated: Oct 29, 2009 20:03 IST

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji has reiterated the company's commitment to France, a key growth market for the company, by growing its presence and creating employment opportunities in country.

Premji, who met Christian Estrosi from the Ministry of Industry Paris, during a high level delegation meeting in Paris yesterday to dicuss the Wipro's IT services growth strategy for France, said Wipro was committed to work with lcoal authorities to encourage local employment regeneration.

During the discussion both Estrosi and Premji also spoke about Wipro's worldwide exit from the IP connectivity activity, which implied closure of its Sophia Antipolis centre, a Wipro release said here today.

During the discussions, Wipro reiterated the measures being implemented to support the employees who will exit from the company, including providing financial benefits.

According to Christophe Martinoli, Head of France, Wipro Technologies, "With continued investment and our focus in creating a skilled talent base in France, we intend to double our staff base and revenues in the next 18 months to serve our French customers across industries such as retail, manufacturing, telecom, energy and utilities, banking and insurance"

The company said over a period of time, it had increased its headcount in France from less than 30 to 170.