Azim Hashim Premji is a
business tycoon and
philanthropist who is the
chairman of Wipro Limited,
guiding the company through
four decades of diversification
and growth to emerge as one
of the Indian leaders in the
Azim Premji was born on July 24, 1945 in
Studied Electrical Engineering from Stanford
Due to unfortunate death of his father, he
was called to take over the family business.
Started managing his family business at a
young age of 21 years in 1966.
WIPRO LIMITED: Introduction
Wipro Limited is an Indian multinational
provider of Information technology (IT)
services, consulting and outsourcing services. It
is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
WIPRO LIMITED: Initial Stage
Started by M.H Premji as Western India
Products in 1945.
Dealt in hydrogenated cooking fats and later
diversified to bakery fats.
Azim Premji made a focused shift from soaps
The Company began manufacturing light bulbs
with other consumer products including soaps,
baby care products, shampoos, powder etc.
WIPRO LIMITED: Growth
Under Premji’s leadership, the fledgling US$
1.5 million hydrogenated cooking fat company
has grown to a US$ 6 billion.
Wipro is presently ranked among the top 100
Technology companies in the world.
It has 100,000+ employees, serves 592
clients, and has 46 development centres across
First IT company in the world to use six sigma.
SERVICES BY WIPRO
Product Engineering Solutions
Technology Infrastructure Service
Business Process Outsourcing
WIPRO LIMITED: Business Divisions
Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering
Wipro GE Medical Systems Limited
8 STEPS TO EXCELLENCE
Create an obsession with excellence
Build a collective self-confidence
Understand the difference between perfection
Realize that we cannot be the best in
everything we do
Create processes that enable excellence
Create a culture of teaming
Invest in excellence for the future
Excellence requires humility
• Global R&D facility. • Clients not trusting the capabilities of Indian
• Impressive list of clientele. Software Cos.
• MEGA Partnership – • Small player in global market
Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP • Limited domain
• Retention of the man-power is the best in • Free floating stock is very less.
• Low cost advantage
• Huge potential in domestic market • Increasing cost of human capital.
• In the consultancy area. • Slowdown in the US economy.
• In the branded product category • Competition by Indian companies in
• Huge global market domestic market
• Presence of big companies in global market
In 2001,founded Azim Premji foundation with a
vision to achieve quality education.
Premji pledged to donate $2 billion for improving
school education in India.
Established Azim Premji University to run
programmes to develop education and
He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan &
Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India.
Awarded Lakshya Business Visionary by National
Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai.
Awarded a Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.), an
honorary degree, from the Aligarh Muslim
In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate
from Wesleyan University in Middletown,
Connecticut for his philanthropic work.
Premji’s story of success and prominence clearly
shows how determination and perseverance,
when coupled with knowledge, clear vision and
proper planning, enable one to reach the peak of
success and leadership…