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Azim Premji

Azim Premji

Premji, 69, transformed Wipro, which was set up 70 years ago as a cooking fat company, into one of the world’s largest IT outsourcing businesses after taking the reins in the late 60s. His success stems from a potent mix of technology expertise laced with a keen understanding of his customers’ need. Premji is a keen believer of social responsibility, and Wipro is famed for employing ethical and ecologically sensitive business practices. He has launched a US$100-million venture capital fund, to help groom the next generation of Indian IT enterprises.