AZIM PREMJI

  • IOTY 2014: Azim Premji, Kailash Satyarthi win Outstanding Achievement Award March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Wipro chief Azim Premji and Nobel Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi have been awarded Outstanding Achievement Award at the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 for their distinguished work in their respective fields. Kailash Satyarthi who was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his contribution in fight against child...
  • List of winners of Indian of the Year 2014 March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is CNN-IBN's Indian of the Year 2014 and the ISRO team won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi won the Indian of the Year for outstanding achievement. In a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, CNN-IBN declared the Indian of...
  • Tongam Rina wins Indian of the Year in public service category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Journalist Tongam Rina wins the Indian of the Year 2014 for public service. She is the Associate Editor of Arunachal Times and was shot at close range for writing against the endemic corruption in her state. Recovered from her injuries, she continues her journalism of courage highlighting how...
  • IOTY 2014: A selfie camera placed at the venue March 17, 2015

    CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. This is the ninth edition of the awards which were introduced in 2006. ...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Public Service nominees February 8, 2015

    Like every year, CNN-IBN will honour the ones who have made a difference to the society in their field of expertise in the year 2014. The nominations for Indian of the Year Awards 2014 in the public service category are Wipro chairperson Azim Premji, Father of palliative care in India...
  • Azim Premji tops list of philanthropists by donating over Rs 12,000 crore in 1.5 years January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Wipro founder Azim Premji topped the list of the philanthropists as he donated over Rs 12,000 crore of his personal wealth in one and a half years. The 69-year-old Bengaluru-based industralist once again proved to be world's most generous person as donated as much Rs 12,316 crore of...
  • India Inc applauds Mangalyaan, says India will soon become a manufacturing hub September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his unique initiative and vision to turn India into a manufacturing superpower, industrialists attending the launch of "Make in India" campaign while promising their commitment to the initiative, also lauded the successful entry of Mangalyaan into the Mars orbit. Top businesspersons...
  • Top 5 richest Indians have half of nation's billionaire wealth August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The top five Indian billionaires led by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani collectively control $85.5 billion (about Rs 5,23,897 crore) in personal wealth, accounting for nearly half of the country's total billionaire wealth, a new study said on Wednesday. According to the analysis by wealth research firm WealthX of...
  • Wipro Q1 profit rises 29.5 per cent to Rs 2,103 crore July 24, 2014

    Bangalore: IT services major Wipro on Thursday reported a 29.5 per cent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for AprilJune period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space. The cityheadquartered firm had posted a net profit of Rs 1,623.3 crore in the yearago period,...
  • Constant thinking about next big idea is wrong, says Azim Premji April 22, 2014

    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 great pleasure...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian March 2, 2014

    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 in...
  • Azim Premji tops India philanthropist list November 13, 2013

    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 in...
  • Mukesh Ambani tops the Forbes India rich list yet again October 29, 2013

    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 doubledigit growth for Wipro in coming years July 26, 2013

    Bangalore: Wipro is poised for doubledigit 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 doubledigits of at least 15 per cent in US dollar terms in the coming years as the...
  • Has the government acted too late on FDI? July 16, 2013

    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 one of the world's most ethical cos' March 6, 2013

    Bangalore: Wipro Ltd on Wednesday said it has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think-tank, as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies, for the second year in a row. The Ethisphere Institute is an international organisation dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing...
  • Mukesh Ambani wealthiest Indian on Forbes' rich list March 4, 2013

    Mukesh Ambani retained the top spot among Indians on Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires on Monday with an estimated worth of $21.5 billion. The head of Reliance Industries was placed 22nd on a list headed by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim. Ambani was ranked 19th on the list last...
  • Azim Premji, the philanthropist tycoon, sets an example February 23, 2013

    The third richest Indian, Wipro chairman Azim Premji, has done it again. Setting an example for the other billionaires in the country, the Wipro Chairman on Friday transferred shares worth about Rs 12,300 crore to his philanthropic arm, the Azim Premji Trust. This is the largest philanthropic transfer by any...
  • Premji transfers Wipro stock worth Rs 12,300 cr to trust February 22, 2013

    Bangalore: Giving more to philanthropy, IT czar Azim Premji on Friday announced transfer of 295.5 million equity Wipro shares worth Rs 12,300 crore held by certain entities controlled by him, to an irrevocable trust. The trust will utilise the endowment to fund, various social, not-for-profit initiatives of Azim Premji Foundation,...
  • Azim Premji pledges to donate huge chunk of his wealth February 20, 2013

    Bangalore: The third richest Indian is giving it away in charity. At a time when crores are bungled and tucked away in Swiss accounts, Wipro chairman Azim Premji becomes the first Indian to sign up for the GatesBuffet International Giving Pledge. On February 25, 2009, Azim Premji had said, "Whatever you...
  • Azim Premji says son will not be CEO of Wipro January 24, 2013

    Davos: IT czar Azim Premji has said his son Rishad will never be the Chief Executive of his company Wipro, but will represent promoter ownership on the company's board. Rishad, 35, joined Wipro in 2007 as Business Head for Special Projects in the banking and financial services vertical and rose...
  • Wipro results temper IT sector euphoria January 19, 2013

    Mumbai: India's no.3 software services provider Wipro Ltd's lessthanperfect score on its quarterly earnings report card threw a measure of doubt over the sector's nearterm outlook, with new projects and contracts still elusive. Since a week ago, betterthanexpected results from Infosys Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and HCL Technologies Ltd...
  • Wipro chief Azim Premji takes on garbage mess in Bangalore November 2, 2012

    Questions are now being raised as to whether Bangalore can manage its own success. ...
  • Media, Kejriwal jump from issue to issue: Azim Premji November 2, 2012

    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 November 2, 2012

    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 October 25, 2012

    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 October 25, 2012

    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 October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, with a personal fortune of $19.3 billion, is the richest Indian, Chinabased research firm Hurun said in a report Wednesday. Ambani is followed by ArcelorMittal 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 October 5, 2012

    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 invest...
  • PM should be given a fair chance on reforms: Premji July 25, 2012

    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 rollingout reforms. Premji's observations come on the heels of Tata group chairman Ratan Tata stating (rpt stating) it was unfair to single...