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When Azim Premji announced his retirement some time ago, it was clearly announced that Rishad would be his successor. Premji had said that Rishad has the fresh ideas, experience and competitive approach needed to take Wipro to new dimensions of success. How much do you know about Rishad Premji, who is going to take over the reins of Wipro? Read here all the important things about Rishad.
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Education and journey to Wipro
Rishad earned an MBA degree from Harvard University after graduating in economics from Wesleyan University.
Rishad served in consumer products, automobile, telecom and insurance sectors while working in Bain & Company for two years. After that, for four years, Rishad worked with GE Capital working in several business areas in the US.
In the year 2007, Rishad joined Wipro as a business manager and then he worked in the company’s banking and finance services department.
Got job in Wipro after giving many interviews
For the first time in Wipo, Rishad Premji had to give many difficult interviews for the job. Once he had also said that the co-CEO of Wipro used to be Girish Paranjpe and he had also interviewed him when he was in London. After this whole process, Rishad got a job in Wipro. In an interview, Rishad had said that he was looking for a new job, so he wanted to join Wipro.
Rishad was given the post of Chief Strategy Officer in 2010 after working in Wipro for three years.
Rishad was behind the startup fund
Rishad was the person who was behind the establishment of Venture Capital Fund named Wipro Venture. Established a $100 million fund through this venture, which is a company investing in startups related to technology development.
Rishad is on the boards of Wipro Enterprises Limited, Wipro-GE and Azim Premji Foundation.
Rishad was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014 for his outstanding leadership, professional expertise and commitment to society.
Rishad with his wife Aditi.
Rishad in personal life
Rishad married his childhood friend Aditi in 2005. It did not take much time to convert childhood friendship into love in youth, so the age of the affair was short. Aditi is a homemaker and Rishad and Aditi are proud parents of a daughter Riya and a son Rohan.
Rishad Rishad is a big fan of cricket and at the same time is fond of watching English movies and traveling.
Rishad does not like that someone in the company calls him Mr Premji, he likes to hear his name Rishad. Rishad had also once told that he used to call his father AHP not Mr. Premji in formal places, but not in private places or moments. On the other hand, Rishad’s elder brother Tariq is associated with the Azim Premji Foundation.
In an interview, Rishad had also said that he lives his life on his own terms and does not allow anyone to interfere or create influence. He calls himself reserved but not shy. Rishad considers his father as his role model.
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