Rishad Premji Biography
(Next Executive Chairman of Wipro)
Rishad Premji is the son of Azim Premji, the iconic Indian entrepreneur and the current chairman of Indian IT company Wipro. Rishad Premji will become the Executive Chairman of Wipro on July 30, 2019, after the retirement of Azim Premji. Rishad, who has an MBA degree from Harvard, has previously worked for Bain & Company in London and GE Capital in the United States. Since joining Wipro in 2007, he ran the mortgage business for the company and helped in the acquisition of Gallagher Financial Systems (now called Wipro Gallagher Solutions) and Citi Technology Services in 2008. Thanks to his strong leadership and remarkable professional achievements, he was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014. In 2015, he had set up Wipro Ventures, which has deployed $65 million in 18 startups since its inception. In 2018-19, he served as the Chairman of NASSCOM, a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.