Wipro to hire 500 people in Nordic region
Country's third largest software services firm Wipro said it was planning to strengthen its presence in the Nordic region by adding 500 people over the next three years.

According to sources, Wipro has about 500 people as part of its Nordic operations.

The company has also appointed Carl-Henrik Hallstrom as the regional head for Nordic region, Wipro said in a statement.

He will be based in Stockholm, Sweden and report to Rajat Mathur, chief sales and operations officer (growth markets) at Wipro.

In his previous role, Hallstrom was associated with KPMG, Sweden. He has also worked with EquaTerra (which was acquired by KPMG later), Fujitsu Services, Daltek (publ) and Tandberg.

"Nordics is poised to become one of the more important growth markets for Wipro and we are committed to investing in the region. I am confident that Hallstrom will be able to build on the growth momentum in the region," Mathur said.

The European market contributed 29 per cent to the company's revenues in the April-June 2013 quarter. The company does not provide region-specific numbers.

Wipro's focus in the region will be on key verticals like telecom, manufacturing, and energy and utilities.