Azim Premji

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Read: India Inc's letter to govt on corruption 11-10-2011 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: Leaders of the Indian industry have once again written a letter to the government expressing their concerns over corruption. Here is the full text of the letter: On January 17, 2011, we, a group of like-minded citizens who were deeply concerned with the state of affairs of the...
  • Ignore 'episodic corruption': India Inc to govt 11-10-2011 07:32 AM

    New Delhi: Leaders of the Indian industry have once again written a letter to the government expressing their concerns over corruption. The open letter signed by Anu Aga, Azim Premji, Deepak Parekh and Jamshed Godrej among others, says day-to-day corruption being faced by the common man is a bigger worry...
  • Wipro Q4 net up 14 pc, to give 200 pc dividend 27-04-2011 10:54 AM

    Mumbai: The country's third largest software exporter Wipro today reported a growth of 13.77 per cent in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, to Rs 1,375.4 crore. Last year, the company had posted a net profit of Rs 1,208.9 crore for the fourth quarter. "We have...
  • Gates way to India: with Bill and Melinda 27-03-2011 06:33 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Bill and Melinda Gates, about their investments in India and a lot more. ...
  • Azim Premji slams Govt's proposed CSR law 25-03-2011 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: The Centre's proposed law making spending on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mandatory is drawing heavy criticism from India Inc. Slamming the government's proposed move saying legislation will bring in abuse, India's biggest philanthropist Azim Premji says there is no need for a law on mandatory CSR spending. Speaking...
  • The Gates look to inspire India's rich to share wealth 23-03-2011 07:41 AM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Melinda and Bill Gates talk about philanthropy and also how Azim Premji has shown the way in India. ...
  • Wipro IT chiefs quit; Q3 growth lags rivals 21-01-2011 11:39 AM

    Bangalore: Wipro Ltd surprised markets with the resignations of the joint-CEOs of its information technology business, after reporting profit growth rates which lagged rivals Infosys Technologies Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services. India's third-ranked software services exporter said company veteran TK Kurien was taking over as the new chief executive of...
  • Wipro Q3 net profit up 3.4 pc at Rs 1,319 cr 21-01-2011 11:07 AM

    Mumbai: India's third largest IT software exporter Wipro has announced its results for the quarter ended December 2010. It has reported net profit at Rs 1,319 crore as against Rs 1,276 crore, a growth of 3.4 per cent on quarter-on-quarter basis (QoQ). Consolidated revenues went up to Rs 7,829 crore...
  • India Inc asks politicos to tackle corruption 17-01-2011 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: Fourteen top industrialists have written an open letter to political leadership. India Inc has written that they are alarmed at widespread governance deficit. They have also written about environmental concerns impeding development. The corporates are also worried about corruption corroding the fabric of the nation. The letter also...
  • Are Indians too greedy to be philanthropic? 03-12-2010 07:49 AM

    WIPRO Chairman Azim Premji has made the biggest ever gesture in corporate philanthropy in India. ...