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Azim Premji is an Indian business tycoon and philanthropist. He was the Chairman of Indian IT major Wipro until his son Rishad Premji took over in July 2019. As of June 26, 2020, Premji’s networth was $6.5 billion. More

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  • With shift to digital, demand for talent will outstrip supply: Rishad Premji Jun 21, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    With shift to digital, demand for talent will outstrip supply: Rishad Premji

    Technology is often at the forefront of economic recovery, but especially so now, as the pandemic precipitated structural changes across industries and challenged established ways of working, Wipro chairman Premji has said a letter to shareholders.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates divorce: Instead of berating tycoons for their philanthropy, ask them for stock May 30, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    Bill and Melinda Gates divorce: Instead of berating tycoons for their philanthropy, ask them for stock

    In 2006, Warren Buffett gifted 10 million of his Berkshire Hathaway shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2019, the Azim Premji donated $21 billion to the Azim Premji Foundation; part of it in Wipro shares. Both endowments have grown substantially, thanks to rising stock prices.

  • Science, truth are key to tackling COVID-19 crisis, says Azim Premji at RSS lecture May 13, 2021 10:21 AM IST

    Science, truth are key to tackling COVID-19 crisis, says Azim Premji at RSS lecture

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and spiritual guru Jaggi Vasudev are among the speakers for the online lecture series organised by the Sangh and civil society groups.

  • COVID-19 | We must act with great speed on all fronts, these actions must be based on good science: Azim Premji May 12, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    COVID-19 | We must act with great speed on all fronts, these actions must be based on good science: Azim Premji

    Premji, who is also known for his philanthropic work, emphasised that during this period it is imperative that the country come together as one.

  • Premji Invest teams up with ADV Partners to buy majority stake in toymaker Micro Plastics Apr 27, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Premji Invest teams up with ADV Partners to buy majority stake in toymaker Micro Plastics

    Mumbai, Apr 27 Premji Invest, the investment arm of Wipro founder Azim Premji's endowment, teamed up with Asian private equity fund ADV Partners to..

  • When business leaders speak, keep a pinch of salt at hand Mar 26, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    When business leaders speak, keep a pinch of salt at hand

    At times the sheer scale of expectations that shareholders, customers, and employees place on CEOs along with the constant scrutiny of their actions, creates a situation where the truth becomes a casualty.

  • Indian IT may have competitive advantage with hybrid working model: Azim Premji Feb 22, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Indian IT may have competitive advantage with hybrid working model: Azim Premji

    This model will drive inclusive growth and better participation from all parts of the country and a greater number of women who will need flexibility to work from home, as per Azim Premji.

  • Budget 2021 is about govt role as facilitator, private sector as key driver of growth: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Feb 21, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Budget 2021 is about govt role as facilitator, private sector as key driver of growth: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    Sitharaman underlined that the nation's growing and aspiring needs and demands across the various sectors cannot be served just by the state government and central governments put together.

  • Azim Premji: Government can immunise 500 million people in 60 days by involving private sector Feb 21, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Azim Premji: Government can immunise 500 million people in 60 days by involving private sector

    Speaking at an interactive session organised by the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), Ajim Premji told Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that deploying and administering the vaccine in large proportion was a key requirement.

  • Wipro turns 75 | From vegetable oil maker to IT major, a look at the company's journey Dec 29, 2020 06:59 PM IST

    Wipro turns 75 | From vegetable oil maker to IT major, a look at the company's journey

    From its inception in December 29, 1945, as a vegetable oil manufacturing firm, it is now a diversified conglomerate under Azim Premji.

  • SC stays criminal proceedings against former Wipro chairman Azim Premji and others Dec 18, 2020 09:45 PM IST

    SC stays criminal proceedings against former Wipro chairman Azim Premji and others

    Senior advocates Mukul Rohatgi, A M Singhvi appearing for Premji and others said that the complaint was mischievous in nature.

  • Pandemic a "magnifying glass" for structural inequities, injustices: Azim Premji Dec 14, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    Pandemic a "magnifying glass" for structural inequities, injustices: Azim Premji

    In a message showcased during FICCI's 93rd Annual General Meeting, Azim Premji said the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked staggering human misery and tragedy and has been a sharp reminder that the economy is a part of society and that human well-being matters - in all its dimensions equally.

  • Azim Premji emerges as most generous Indian, donates Rs 22 crore/day: Take a look at the top 5 donors Nov 10, 2020 09:17 PM IST

    Azim Premji emerges as most generous Indian, donates Rs 22 crore/day: Take a look at the top 5 donors

    The list highlights India’s top givers and the importance of individual donors in nation-building.

  • The importance of being Azim Premji Oct 25, 2020 12:06 PM IST

    The importance of being Azim Premji

    For a man with no tech background, unlike all his rivals such as NR Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Shiv Nadar and S Ramadorai, all of whom were trained engineers, Azim Premji stayed on top of developments in the rapidly-changing IT industry thanks to an acute sense of curiosity

  • Wipro appoints Thierry Delaporte as CEO & Managing Director May 29, 2020 09:01 AM IST

    Wipro appoints Thierry Delaporte as CEO & Managing Director

    Abidali Neemuchwala will relinquish his position as CEO and MD on June 1.

  • Azim Premji an investor in US firm Moderna, a frontrunner in making COVID-19 vaccine: Report May 21, 2020 01:29 PM IST

    Azim Premji an investor in US firm Moderna, a frontrunner in making COVID-19 vaccine: Report

    Moderna's vaccine has produced protective antibodies in a small group of healthy volunteers, according to early etst results released by the company.

  • Azim Premji’s net worth falls sharply from philanthropic contributions Oct 11, 2019 09:32 PM IST

    Azim Premji’s net worth falls sharply from philanthropic contributions

    Premji’s net worth last year was $21 billion, which plummeted to $7.2 billion this year.

  • Exclusive | Warburg Pincus-PremjiInvest lead race for 26% stake in SBI General Insurance Oct 10, 2019 01:37 PM IST

    Exclusive | Warburg Pincus-PremjiInvest lead race for 26% stake in SBI General Insurance

    Of this 26 percent stake, PremjiInvest -- the family office of Wipro founder Azim Premji -- is likely to pick up a higher stake than Warburg Pincus and may get a board seat as part of this proposed transaction.

  • Bill Gates no longer the world's 2nd richest; Mukesh Ambani 13th Jul 18, 2019 01:42 PM IST

    Bill Gates no longer the world's 2nd richest; Mukesh Ambani 13th

    Fashion empire Louis Vuitton head Bernard Arnault had the largest individual gain of $39 billion, which catapulted him to the second spot

  • Full text | Azim Premji's address at Wipro's 73rd AGM Jul 16, 2019 10:01 PM IST

    Full text | Azim Premji's address at Wipro's 73rd AGM

    The outgoing chairman, who is set to step down on July 31, laid out the focus of Wipro in the coming years.

  • How Azim Premji became India’s most generous philanthropist Jun 25, 2019 08:59 AM IST

    How Azim Premji became India’s most generous philanthropist

    The inside story of how Wipro’s founder meticulously put in place the plan to give away his fortune to charity

  • After Azim Premji’s exit, Wipro to see two more senior board members leave in July Jun 18, 2019 09:46 AM IST

    After Azim Premji’s exit, Wipro to see two more senior board members leave in July

    Premji, the billionaire philanthropist, wants to devote more time to charitable causes through his foundation.

  • Digging Deeper | Azim Premji: The end of an era Jun 12, 2019 04:45 PM IST

    Digging Deeper | Azim Premji: The end of an era

    …and the beginning of a new one, with Rishad Premji at the helm

  • Azim Premji's pay package rose 95% to $262,054 in FY19: Wipro Jun 11, 2019 10:18 PM IST

    Azim Premji's pay package rose 95% to $262,054 in FY19: Wipro

    Wipro Chief Executive Abidali Z Neemuchwala saw his pay package grow 41 per cent to $3.9 million (about Rs 27.3 crore) during 2018-19 as compared with the previous fiscal.

  • A look at attributes which made Azim Premji stand out as a leader Jun 10, 2019 02:20 PM IST

    A look at attributes which made Azim Premji stand out as a leader

    As a leader, Azim Premji has always been a great role model for professionals. His rigour, detail orientation, precise questioning and the ability to take on difficult issues head on have always helped many professional managers blossom.

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