AZIM PREMJI BIOGRAPHY PDF

At that time Wipro was dealing in hydrogenated oil manufacturing. Azim Premji was instrumental in the diversification of Wipro. Since his company was not just dealing in vegetable oils now, he renamed the company to Wipro Western Indian Products in the year When the computer firm named IBM was expelled by the Government of India in , he saw it as an opportunity and made Wirpo enter the computer business. In the next decade, his company made collaborations with various global companies in the computer field like American company Sentinel Computer Corporation and started manufacturing computer hardware.

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See Article History Alternative Title: Azim Hasham Premji Azim Premji, in full Azim Hasham Premji, born July 24, , Bombay [now Mumbai], India , Indian business entrepreneur who served as chairman of Wipro Limited, guiding the company through four decades of diversification and growth to emerge as a world leader in the software industry.

Three years later colonial India was partitioned into mainly Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan , but the Premjis, a Muslim family, chose to remain in India. In , just before Premji was to complete his degree in engineering at Stanford University , his father died unexpectedly.

Postponing his graduation, he returned to India to take the reins of the family business and immediately began to diversify, delving into consumer products such as soap, shoes, and lightbulbs, as well as hydraulic cylinders.

Premji renamed the company Wipro in , and in , when the Indian government asked IBM to leave the country, he began to steer the company toward the computer business. Wipro established a number of successful international partnerships in the s to help it build computer hardware for sale in India.

It was software development, however, that made the firm so lucrative. Wipro concentrated on developing custom software for export, primarily to the United States. Premji had boldly broken with tradition by transforming Wipro into an information technology powerhouse with a solid footing in foreign markets at a time when most fortunes in India were based on ownership of land and factories used to produce domestically consumed goods. In Premji officially completed his degree from Stanford through a distance-learning arrangement.

Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. Subscribe today Despite his vast personal wealth, Premji continued to be recognized for his modesty, lack of extravagance, and charity. In he established the nonprofit Azim Premji Foundation, through which he aimed to improve the quality of elementary education in rural regions throughout India.

By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the foundation had extended computer-aided education to more than 16, schools, with child-friendly content increasingly available in local languages.

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Azim Premji

He is a philanthropist and the owner of Wipro limited. In , Asiaweek voted him as the 20 most powerful men in the world. In fact by the Time Magazine he was listed twice among the most influential people. Despite all his great achievements he is known for his modest lifestyle and humane personality. Let us study more about Azim Premji, his family, achievements, books, foundations, etc. He was studying engineering at Stanford. Now, the company is known as Western Indian Vegetable Products which dealt in hydrogenated oil manufacturing but later Premji diversified it into bakery fats, ethnic ingredient based toiletries, hare care soaps, lighting products etc.

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Azim Premji Biography

Apart from being a business tycoon, he is the Chairman of Wipro and a well-known philanthropist. He is also unofficially regarded as the Czar of the information technology industry of India. Premji was also supposedly the wealthiest person in the country in the six-year span of through according to Forbes. The same globally-revered magazine also states that as of , he is the fourth richest in India and 61st across the world. As of , his personal wealth totalled to His personal net worth was estimated at During , he was voted in Asia Week as one of the 20 most powerful men in the continent.

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Azim Premji Biography: Family, Net Worth, Foundation and Awards

The company produced a laundry soap named and cooking oil with the brand name Sunflower Vanaspati. Azim broadened the vision of the company from oil manufacturing to hair care soaps, lighting products, bakery fats, baby toiletries, ethnic ingredient based toiletries, and hydraulic cylinders. In , he completed his engineering degree, which he had to leave in-between in Identifying the importance of emerging IT field in the s, he started manufacturing minicomputers in collaboration with Sentinel Computer Corporation, an American company and shifted his focus from soaps to software. He carved a worldwide niche for himself after making Wipro one of the most massive information technology consulting and outsourcing firms in the world.

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See Article History Alternative Title: Azim Hasham Premji Azim Premji, in full Azim Hasham Premji, born July 24, , Bombay [now Mumbai], India , Indian business entrepreneur who served as chairman of Wipro Limited, guiding the company through four decades of diversification and growth to emerge as a world leader in the software industry. Three years later colonial India was partitioned into mainly Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan , but the Premjis, a Muslim family, chose to remain in India. In , just before Premji was to complete his degree in engineering at Stanford University , his father died unexpectedly. Postponing his graduation, he returned to India to take the reins of the family business and immediately began to diversify, delving into consumer products such as soap, shoes, and lightbulbs, as well as hydraulic cylinders. Premji renamed the company Wipro in , and in , when the Indian government asked IBM to leave the country, he began to steer the company toward the computer business. Wipro established a number of successful international partnerships in the s to help it build computer hardware for sale in India.

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