Azim Premji

Chairman, Wipro Ltd. (Bangalore)

Azim Premji is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, USA. On the sudden demise of his father in 1966, Azim took on the mantle of leadership of Wipro at the age of 21. Azim started off in Wipro with a simple Vision - to build an organization on a foundation of Values.

Under his leadership, the fledgling US$2 million hydrogenated cooking fat company has grown to a US$1.76 billion IT Services organization serving customers across the globe. Wipro is today ranked among the top 100 technology companies globally (Business Week). In the past two years, Wipro has also become the largest BPO services provider, based in India. Wipro's growth continues be driven by its core Values.

Over the years, Azim has received many honors and accolades, which he believes are recognitions for each person who has contributed to Wipro. He was adjudged the Business Man of the Year 2000 by Business India and as the Business Leader of the Year 2004 by the Economic Times. Financial Times included him in its list of the top 25 billionaires who have done the most to bring about significant and lasting social, political, or cultural changes (November 2004). Time listed him (April 2004) as one among 100 most influential people in the world. He was named by Fortune (August 2003) as one of the 25 most powerful business leaders outside the U.S. Forbes (March 2003) listed him as one of 10 people globally who have the most "power to effect change," and BusinessWeek (October 2003) featured him on their cover with the sobriquet "India's Tech King."

The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education have both conferred honorary doctorates on him. He is also a member of the Prime Minister's Committee for Trade and Industry in India. In January 2005, the Government of India conferred upon him the Padmabhushana, one of the highest civilian awards in the country.

Azim firmly believes that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things. He believes that the key to this is creating highly charged teams. He takes a personal interest in developing teams and leaders. He invests significant time as a faculty in Wipro's leadership development programs.


Share this: Share on Facebook Tweet about this on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Email this to someone

News for: Azim Premji

Speaker at FiRe 2006

News Headlines
Wipro plans to set up Digital Innovation Hub in Germany
Posted on 9 Sep 2020 at 12:37am

Only gains, no profit
Posted on 10 Sep 2020 at 1:53pm

Azim Premji’s biography announced — here’s all you need to know about it
Posted on 25 Jul 2020 at 5:43am

Billionaire Premji Hires Capgemini’s Delaporte as Wipro CEO
Posted on 10 Sep 2020 at 5:00pm

Azim Premji to Mukesh Ambani, 6 college dropouts who went on to become billio...
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 at 6:58am

Azim Premji
Posted on 11 Aug 2020 at 9:54am

Wipro Ltd. ADR
Posted on 10 Sep 2020 at 5:00pm

college dropouts who became billionaires
Posted on 2 Sep 2020 at 8:19pm



News feeds courtesy of:

FiRe 2006 Media


The Future of Outsourcing to India



Share this video: Share on Facebook Tweet about this on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Email this to someone

To contact Azim Premji, fill out the form below.

iNews Mailroom (All fields required)
To:
From:
Your Email:
Subject:

Message: