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The entrepreneur • Indian engineer and businessman • Chairman of Wipro • Transformed from vegetable oil company to leading IT services • Richest person in the country from 1999 to 2005 (Forbes) .

Mary's School. 1945 Bombay •Occupation Chairman of Wipro •Achievement Padma Bhushan in 2005 •Spouse Yasmeen Premji •Children Rishad & Tariq Early life • Initial education St.E from Stanford University.About the Person (biodata) •Born July 24. Mumbai •Left E.1966) •Took family business of hydrogenated cooking fats & diversified . California (father’s death .

Business Week nominated Azim Hasham Premji (Premji). was transformed into one of the leading IT services company by the early 2000s. as one of the top 30 all time great entrepreneurs in the world. Wipro. The case discusses the leadership qualities of Premji.Azim Hasham Premji's Value-Based Leadership In July 2007. . the Chairman of Wipro. Under his leadership. The case discusses in detail about the few leadership initiatives taken up in Wipro in order to develop leaders within the organization. Premji had established a strong value system in Wipro and believed that values not only helped in achieving success but also made that success more enduring and lasting. a small vegetable oil company in the mid-1960s.

The turn around Took over Wipro at 21 years of age & transformed from soap to software Ambitious phase of expansion and diversification. Down-to-earth personality. High on action. Believes in professionalism. known for modesty and frugality in spite of his wealth Greatest Entrepreneurs for Wipro emerging as companies PERSONALITY TRAITS Value-oriented person. Prefers solitude to the spotlight world’s fastest growing .

Diversification of family run business into a large empire. He has completed his electronic engineering from Stanford University. USA. The biggest hurdle was to win the confidence of the shareholders. From vegetables oil business to one of the largest IT service provider and software behemoth. Bhora muslim by religion. . AS A BUSINESS PERSONALITY HIS JOURNEY TOWARDS SUCESS He had took over the reign of his family run business at the young age of 21 in 1986.AZIM PREMJI’S LIFE-AT A GLANCE Born in the year of 1945 in Bombay.

Wipro dealt in hydrogenated cooking fats and later diversified to bakery fats. baby toiletries. ethnic ingredient based toiletries. USA when due to the sudden demise of his father. he was called upon to handle the family business. a shareholder doubted Premji's ability to handle business at such a young age and publicly advised him to sell his shareholding and give it to a more mature management. Thereafter Premji made a focused shift from soaps to software. Azim Premji took over the reins of family business in 1966 at the age of 21. hair care soaps.About the person Azim Hashim Premji was studying Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. And the rest is history. . lighting products and hydraulic cylinders. This spurred Azim Premji and made him all the more determined to make Wipro a success story. When Azim Premji occupied the hot seat. At the first annual general meeting of the company attended by Azeem Premji.

When Azim Premji occupied the hot seat. hair care soaps. USA when due to the sudden demise of his father.About the person Azim Hashim Premji was studying Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. At the first annual general meeting of the company attended by Azeem Premji. Azim Premji took over the reins of family business in 1966 at the age of 21. Wipro dealt in hydrogenated cooking fats and later diversified to bakery fats. he was called upon to handle the family business. This spurred Azim Premji and made him all the more determined to make Wipro a success story. ethnic ingredient based toiletries. baby toiletries. lighting products and hydraulic cylinders. a shareholder doubted Premji's ability to handle business at such a young age and publicly advised him to sell his shareholding and give it to a more mature management. And the rest is history. Thereafter Premji made a focused shift from soaps to software. .

talcum powders. India and Asia Pac IT Services and Products.The company is headquartered in Bangalore. IT consulting. Consumer Care and Lighting segment engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer care and lighting products. It offers software solutions. and the Middle East region. The consumer care products include soaps and toiletries. India. The Global IT Services and Products segment provides IT services to customers in the Americas.About Wipro Wipro Limited. Europe. The company operates in three segments: Global IT Services and Products. through its subsidiaries. The lighting products include light bulbs. Asia-Pacific. The India and Asia Pac IT Services and Products segment operates in the Indian IT market and offers IT products and services to the companies in India. Wipro Limited was founded in 1945. and hydrogenated cooking oils. and luminaries. and Consumer Care and Lighting. baby products. fluorescent tubes. and Japan. . and research and development services in the areas of hardware and software design. business process outsourcing services. provides IT services worldwide.

Wipro history detail “The company was established by Mohamed Hasham Premji in 1945. he invited Hasham Premji to be a part of it. When Mohammed Ali Jinnah set up the planning committee of the Muslim League (on the lines of the national planning committee of the Indian National Congress) in September 1944. He was then assured by Jinnah that he could serve without publicly signing the Muslim League pledge. “Jinnah reportedly sought out Premji once again when he was forming the first cabinet in Pakistan to serve as his finance minister. He was a leading rice merchant and commission agent in Bombay. But Premji rejected the offer and decided to stay on in India and nurture his oil business The person behind . But Premji did not want to join the League formally for ‘personal and business reasons’.

About Wipro Public BSE: 507685 NYSE: WIT IT Services 1945 M. Karnataka India Azim Premji (Chairman) Girish Paranjpye (joint CEO) Suresh Vaswani (joint CEO) SA Sudarshan IT Consulting Business Process Outsourcing Product Engineering Solutions Technology Infrastructure Services ▼ US$ 4.com Type Industry Founded Founder(s) Headquarters Key people Services Revenue Net income Total assets Employees Website . Premji Bangalore.98 billion (2009) ▼ US$ 0.391 (As on 27 October.38 billion (2009) 98.82 billion (2009) ▼ US$ 5. H. 2009) Wipro.

.Style of Entrepreneurship • Leadership about ‘enabling others’ and applied to all walks from family to corporation • Built Wipro as a ‘family owned’ company • Grow outside’ approach where senior executives quit to become Entrepreneurs • Never believed in the media & never accessible for media personnel • Strong value system for making success more enduring and lasting.

Premji's secrets for success from Forbes has rated him as the richest person in India. In fact. reading or discussing the foundation he has set up to promote primary education. .“UNcEASING QUEST FOR ExcELLENcE” • He's the seventh richest Indian and the 60th richest man in the world. Azim1999-2005. 63-year-old Premji prefers to fly economy class and is happiest when hiking. • He transformed a company that sold vegetable oil into one of the world's most recognized software companies. • Humble by nature.

Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Manipal Academy of higher education in 2000.Awards and Accolades Richest person in the country from 1999 to 2005 by Forbes. Featured in the business week all-time top 30 entrepreneurs of the world in 2007. . Awarded Padma Bhushan in 2005 by Govt. Business man of the year 2000 by Business India. Member of the Prime minister’s Advisory committee for information technology in india. Asia week magazine voted him among the 20 most powerful men in the world in 2000. Featured among the 100 most influential people in the world by Times magazine in 2004. of india.

It was a real pleasure to understand the person and the contribution that he has made for India .

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