Azim Premji

  • Constant thinking about next big idea is wrong, says Azim Premji 22-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Hyderabad: Even as B-school graduates head out with big ideas of businesses and innovations, business tycoon and philanthropist Azim Premji, while handing out graduation certificates to students at Hyderabad's ISB urged them to focus on ordinary things. Here is the full text of Azim Premji's speech Good afternoon. It's a...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian 02-03-2014 10:50 PM

    India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of USD 18 billion, says a report. According China-based research firm Hurun's 2014 global rich list, Mukesh Ambani was ranked 41st...
  • Azim Premji tops India philanthropist list 13-11-2013 09:14 PM

    New Delhi: Wipro chief and IT tycoon Azim Premji tops the list of Indian philanthropists with donations amounting to Rs 8,000 crore in the past year, followed by HCL chairman Shiv Nadar, a report said. Premji, 68, who owns 57 per cent of Wipro, has donated 10 per cent stake...
  • Mukesh Ambani tops the Forbes India rich list yet again 29-10-2013 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani has retained the top spot in the Forbes India this year as well with a wealth of $21 billion. The Forbes India rich list shows modest gains for India's richest due to a stumbling economy. Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal also retains his...
  • Premji sees double-digit growth for Wipro in coming years 26-07-2013 12:18 AM

    Bangalore: Wipro is poised for double-digit growth in the coming years as the US market is recovering and consumer spending improving, Chairman Azim Premji said on today. Wipro can achieve growth levels in double-digits of at least 15 per cent in US dollar terms in the coming years as the...
  • Has the government acted too late on FDI? 16-07-2013 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: With stocks falling, rupee sliding, rising inflation and factory output at its lowest in 11 years, has the government acted too late to revive the Indian economy? Industry leaders feel it will take some time for these steps to bring about any positive change for the Indian economy....
  • Wipro results temper IT sector euphoria 19-01-2013 02:58 PM

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  • Wipro chief Azim Premji takes on garbage mess in Bangalore 02-11-2012 08:22 PM

    Questions are now being raised as to whether Bangalore can manage its own success. ...
  • Media, Kejriwal jump from issue to issue: Azim Premji 02-11-2012 05:35 PM

    Bangalore: IT czar Azim Premji on Friday had a dig at the media and India Against Corruption leader Arvind Kejriwal saying they "flip" from one issue to another without following through. "I think the media also, like Kejriwal, flips from topic to topic," the Wipro chairman told reporters here in...
  • B'lore: Azim Premji hauls up BBMP over piling garbage 02-11-2012 01:08 PM

    Bangalore: Wipro Chairman Azim Premji has raised a stink over Bangalore's garbage crisis, that is worsening by the day, and slammed the city's civic body, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Trash has been piling up at several places across the city for the past two months as the municipal body...
  • Forbes rich list: The top 10 richest in India 25-10-2012 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of $ 21 billion, according to Forbes Magazine. Mukesh Ambani beats steel giant Lakshmi Mittal and Wipro head Azim Premji to top the Forbes's list. Lakshmi Mittal has attained the second spot with $16...
  • Mukesh Ambani richest Indian with wealth of $21 bn 25-10-2012 08:26 AM

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of $21 billion, according to Forbes Magazine. Mukesh Ambani beats steel giant Lakshmi Mittal and Wipro head Azim Premji to top the Forbes's list. Lakshmi Mittal has attained the second spot with $16 billion...
  • Mukesh Ambani tops Hurun India rich list 11-10-2012 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, with a personal fortune of $19.3 billion, is the richest Indian, China-based research firm Hurun said in a report Wednesday. Ambani is followed by Arcelor-Mittal chief LN Mittal, whose wealth is pegged at $16.9 billion. In terms of personal fortune, Ambani and Mittal...
  • J&K: Rahul, top corporate chiefs to address students 05-10-2012 12:08 PM

    Srinagar: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be holding an interaction session with the students of the Kashmir University on Friday. Rahul's delegation will include country's top corporate chiefs who will also be addressing the students. The event aims at allaying the fears of big business houses who want to...
  • PM should be given a fair chance on reforms: Premji 25-07-2012 02:20 AM

    Bangalore: Wipro Chief Azim Premji, who had recently said India was functioning without a leader, on Tuesday wanted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to be given a fair chance for rolling-out reforms. Premji's observations come on the heels of Tata group chairman Ratan Tata stating (rpt stating) it was unfair to...
  • Govt should act ruthlessly on Maruti unrest: Premji 24-07-2012 03:40 PM

    Bangalore: Strongly condemning the violence at Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar in which a senior executive was killed, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji on Tuesday said Government should act "ruthlessly" against such social unrest. "I don t understand the details of the incident that caused the precipitation. It was pretty extreme,...
  • Premji's salary cut, Wipro CEO gets 500 pc hike 02-07-2012 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: Wipro chairman and managing director Azim Premji took a huge pay cut in the last fiscal. His remuneration fell to about Rs 1.9 crore in 2011-12 from Rs 4.5 crore in 2010-11. His salary is just Rs 30 lakh with allowances a little over Rs 13 lakh. The...
  • We are working without a leader in India: Premji 13-06-2012 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: After the World Bank cut India's growth forecast to 6.9 per cent in 2012-2013, India Inc leaders have expressed concern over the political situation in the country. Wipro Chairman Azim Premji said, 'We are working without a leader as a country. If we do not change, we would...
  • Wipro founder to sell shares for non-profit arm 13-03-2012 04:39 AM

    Mumbai: A trust controlled by Wipro's billionaire founder Azim Premji plans to sell up to 35 million shares or around a 1.4 per cent stake in the Indian software company on the stock market via a new auction process to fund education projects. Premji and his family own about 79...
  • Mukesh Ambani richest among 48 Indian billionaires 08-03-2012 07:45 PM

    Washington: Reliance India chairman Mukesh Ambani with a net worth of $22.3 billion emerged as the world's richest Indian in the Forbes list of billionaires featuring 48 Indians. India's top ten included Savitri Jindal & family (world rank 80), Sunil Mittal & family (113), Kumar Birla (116) Anil Ambani (118)...
  • Over 4 pc of world's billionaires Indians: Forbes 08-03-2012 08:26 AM

    New York: India is home to over four per cent of the world's billionaires, including the likes of the Ambani brothers, Azim Premji and NR Narayan Murthy alongside Warren Buffet and Bill Gates in Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people. Forbes's list of 1226 billionaires is topped...
  • Wipro to create about 15,000 jobs in West Bengal 07-12-2011 09:07 PM

    Kolkata: Wipro Chairman Azim Premji on Wednesday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and expressed the desire to invest around Rs 700-800 crore to expand its operations in the state. State Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who was present at the meeting, told reporters here that the IT major wanted...
  • Premji, Hazare among Top 100 Global Thinkers 29-11-2011 01:45 PM

    Washington: Software czar Azim Premji and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare are among five Indians who figure in the Foreign Policy magazine's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers, that is dominated by revolutionaries who have been the driving force behind the Arab Spring. The list features US President Barack Obama, who...
  • Anna in Foreign Policy's top 100 global thinkers 29-11-2011 12:05 AM

    Washington: Software czar Azim Premji, social activist Anna Hazare and writer Arundhati Roy are among the five Indians who figure in Foreign Policy's prestigious list of Top 100 Global Thinkers, which also includes US President Barack Obama. The top nine positions in the list is occupied by leading Arab revolutionaries...