Ashok Soota began his career in 1965 with the Shriram Group of Industries in India. In 1978, he became CEO of Shriram Refrigeration, a company which was unprofitable for four consecutive years. He went on to become the President of Wipro Infotech from 1984 to 1999. Under his leadership, Wipro’s IT business grew from US$2 million in 1984 to US$500 million run-rate in 1999.