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Beginning his leadership journey with Tata Consulting Services (TCS), Abid has established himself as a humble, inventive and passionate leader with a remarkable career spanning multiple countries and organizations. Prior to joining DVP, Abid was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Wipro Limited overseeing $8 billion in revenue and more than 180,000 employees serving clients across six continents. His passion about nurturing innovation, mentoring startups and celebrating entrepreneurship roots back to stewarding Wipro Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Wipro Limited that raised US$100 million in 2015 & US$150 million in 2020.
A statesman of the services industry and a thought leader advising Global CIO’s on Digital Transformation, Abid brings in rich experience in business and technology along with an extensive network that can benefit the startup ecosystem in Dallas. Being an advocate of change and a believer in simplification of processes with focus on talent development, Abid has led the creation of deep capabilities in human-centric design, cloud, artificial intelligence, and hyper-automation.
Over the course of a 28 year long distinguished career in the global IT services industry Abid has established a reputation as a bold transformative thinker with deep operational knowledge and broad strategic insight in building and scaling businesses. Throughout his professional journey Abid has been facilitated with several awards and recognition including BPO CEO of the Year 2010 & 2012, Elevate Texas Award 2017, and Distinguished Alumni Award 2020 IIT Bombay among others.
A post-graduate in Industrial Management from IIT Mumbai and a graduate in Electronics and Communication from NIT, Raipur, Abid enjoys travelling, Indian music, reading fiction, and chess. He is equally passionate about the community and his family and lives with his wife and three children in Dalla, Texas. Abid currently serves on the board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas Ft. Worth and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.