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Mr. Raghav Swaminathan
CFO – Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited
Raghav is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he has over two decades of experience in global financial and business management in Manufacturing and IT sectors. He joined GE soon after his CA in 1995 and worked for nearly a decade. A Wipro veteran of 14 years, Raghav was instrumental in incubating Wipro Infrastructure Engineering’s (WIN) new business venture in Brazil and China. He is adept at developing global footprint, portfolio expansion, and cost optimization. He has refined, standardized and simplified financial processes to drive business objectives effectively, consistently. Prior to his current stint, Raghav led the Service Lines & Enterprise Verticals of Wipro Technologies as the CFO.
In addition to this role, he is also a Director of Wipro Kawasaki Precision Machinery Private Limited.
Mr. Tariq Premji
Non-Executive Director, Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited. Vice President, Azim Premji Endowment Fund.
Tariq Premji is currently Vice President, Azim Premji Endowment Fund-an entity set up by Azim Premji to fund his philanthropic initiatives. As a founding team member, he has been instrumental in setting up and institutionalising the investment process of this fund.
Prior to this, he was part of the founding team at PremjiInvest, the family investment office, where he now serves on the Investment Committee that oversees the management of $5 Billion in assets.
In addition, he serves as a board member of Azim Premji Foundation, one of the largest operating philanthropic foundation in India and Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, one of the largest philanthropic grant making organizations in India. The Azim Premji Foundation works on improving school education working with over 350,000 schools across the country; and also runs Azim Premji University, established in 2011. Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives makes grants to organizations working on diverse social issues. Tariq has done his Bachelors in Commerce from Bangalore University.
Mr. Rishad Premji
Non-Executive Director, Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited. Chief Strategy Officer & Member of the Board, Wipro Limited
Rishad Premji is a Director of Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited and also Chief Strategy Officer & Member of the Board of Wipro Limited. He is also on the board of Wipro-GE, a joint venture between Wipro and General Electric in healthcare. He is also on the board of Azim Premji Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, with a vision of enhancing quality and equity in the public school education system in India, to build a better society. In 2011, the Foundation established the Azim Premji University, which is focused on teaching and research programs in Education and other areas of Human Development.
Prior to joining Wipro, Rishad was with Bain & Company in London, working on assignments across Consumer Products, Automobiles, Telecom and Insurance. He also worked with GE Capital in the US across several businesses throughout the Insurance and Consumer Lending space and is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP).
Rishad has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University, US. In 2014, he was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments, and commitment to society.
Mr. Suresh C Senapaty
Independent Director, Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited
Suresh C. Senapaty is on the Board of Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited since 2013. and Wipro GE Healthcare Private Limited since 1995. He is also an Independent Director of the company. He is the Chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Audit Committee of Board of Directors and a member of Administrative & Shareholder/Investors Grievance Committee of the company. He is a Commerce graduate & a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (FCA).
Senapaty joined Wipro in 1980 after a stint with Lovelock and Lewis (PwC) and headed the finance function of the largest factory then in Wipro in Maharashtra. In 1982, he became the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Wipro Consumer Care, then the largest business of Wipro Limited. In 1992, he became the CFO of Information Technology (IT), the fast-growing businesses of Wipro. In 1995, He became the CFO of Wipro Corporation, heading the Finance function across IT, Consumer Care, Infrastructure Engineering, and Healthcare. He was a Member of the Board and CFO of Wipro Limited till superannuation in March 2015.
He is an independent non-executive Director on the Board for few companies and advisor to few organizations. He plays an advisory role for Premjiinvest. He is also a Non-Executive Chairman of Honeywell Automation India Limited and CimplyFive Corporate Secretarial Services Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Non–Executive Member of the Boards on ITRAF – International Tax Research and Analysis Foundation, XBRL – eXtensible Business Reporting Language and Member – IFRS Global Advisory Council
Mr. Pratik Kumar
CEO – Wipro Infrastructure Engineering & Executive Director – Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited
Pratik Kumar is a member of Wipro’s senior leadership team, closely associated with Wipro’s growth over the years. He has played a significant role in shaping Wipro into a leading global player over his more than two and a half decades association with the company.
Pratik assumed leadership of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) as its CEO in July of 2010. In the last few years, WIN has taken rapid strides in establishing its footprint in emerging as well as other growth markets. WIN, under his leadership, has also focused its efforts in scaling up its nascent business in Aerospace & Defense, Additive Manufacturing and Water which are strong platforms for WIN’s growth in the future.
Pratik spent his initial years in the IT business before taking over the mantle of HR leadership of the Corporation in 2002. Under Pratik’s leadership, Wipro was recognized as the first company in the world to be assessed at PCMM Level 5, the highest maturity level on the SEI framework of Carnegie Mellon University.
Pratik is a member of the Board of Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited as well as a member of the Group Executive Council of Wipro Group. He is an active member of the various industry bodies.
Pratik is a Post Graduate in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Mr. Vineet Agrawal
CEO – Consumer Care & Lighting & Executive Director, Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited
Vineet Agrawal was appointed the head of Wipro Consumer Care in 2002. He also leads the B2B business of office modular furniture and both domestic and commercial lighting. Since 2002, the company has grown steadfast with a presence in 60+ countries, 10,000 + employees globally, with 16 manufacturing locations across 5 countries. Its revenue has increased 20 fold in the last 15 years. The key brands in the portfolio are Santoor, Yardley, Chandrika, Enchanteur, Romano and Bio Essence.
Wipro Consumer Care established a global footprint through acquisitions of Unza, Yardley, LD Waxsons and Zhongshan Ma Er. This has given the company a strong presence in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Middle East and South China. In India, Wipro Consumer Care acquired Chandrika Ayurveda soap, North West modular switches and Glucovita.
Vineet joined Wipro in 1985 from MBA campus in Sales and Marketing function. During his tenure as Marketing Head, he established Wipro’s personal care brands – Santoor, Wipro Shikakai, and Sunflower Vanaspati as national brands. In 1998, Wipro repositioned its corporate identity under Vineet’s leadership.
In 1999, he was appointed the Chief Executive of Wipro Peripherals and contributed in consolidating and growing the business. In 2000, Vineet became the Corporate Vice President – Mission: Quality, Brand and Innovation for Wipro Corporation. During his stint, he launched the Innovation Initiative and Six Sigma consulting. Wipro’s CSR program Wipro Applying Thought in Schools program was launched during that time.
Vineet is an engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai. He was awarded the “Distinguished Alumni” award from IIT Delhi in 2008.
Chairman, Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited & Wipro Limited
Azim Premji, a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, USA has been at the helm of Wipro Limited since the late 1960’s, turning what was then a US $2 million hydrogenated cooking fat company into close to $ 10 billion Revenue IT, BPO and R&D Services, Consumer Products and engineering companies with a presence in 58 countries, that it is today.
Premji has been driven by one basic idea – to build an organization deeply committed to Values, with the firm belief that success in business eventually but inevitably follows. Unflinching commitment to Values continues to remain at the core of Wipro. Premji strongly believes that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things when organized into highly charged teams, and takes a keen personal interest in developing leaders and teams.
Wipro’s business success has been driven by keeping the client at the core of everything it does. Combining its deep expertise in technology with an equally clear understanding of client industries, Wipro attempts to deliver business value to its clients consistently. This consistency is driven by its pioneering efforts in service quality and predictability, through methodologies like Six Sigma, PCMM and Lean. The underlying tenets that drive this overall culture are that of speed, simplicity and excellence.
Premji firmly believes that business organizations have a social responsibility not only to employ ethical, fair and ecologically sensitive business practices but also to actively engage with fundamental societal issues. “Wipro Applying Thought in Schools” (in India) and “Wipro STEM Fellowships” (in the US) are initiatives deeply involved in trying to improve quality of school education, while the “Wipro Cares” program engages with local community causes. Mission 10X works to improve quality of engineering college education. In 2001, Premji established and personally endowed the Azim Premji Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, with a vision of enhancing quality and equity in the public-school education system in India, to build a better society. The Azim Premji Foundation works in 7 states of India which have over 350,000 schools. In 2011, the Foundation established the Azim Premji University, which is focused on teaching and research programs in Education and other areas of Human Development. Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives supports not-for-profits, through financial grants, which work in areas complementing education, such as nutrition, local governance, and well-being of vulnerable groups.
Over the years, Azim Premji has received numerous honors and accolades, which he considers as recognitions for Team Wipro. BusinessWeek featured him on their cover of the October 2003 issue with the sobriquet “India’s Tech King” and listed him amongst the top 30 entrepreneurs in world history in July 2007. In October 2005, Financial Times included him in a global list of 25 people “dramatically reshaping the way people live, work or think”. Time listed him amongst the world’s 100 most influential people in April 2004 and in April 2011, citing his contribution to improving the public education system in India. He was named by Fortune (August 2003) as one of the 25 most powerful business leaders outside the US, by Forbes (March 2003) as one of ten people globally with most “power to effect change”, and by the Journal of Foreign Policy (November 2011) as amongst the top global thinkers.
Premji became the first Indian recipient of the Faraday Medal and has been conferred honorary doctorates by the Michigan State University and Wesleyan University (in the US), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Roorkee and Kharagpur amongst others. The Republic of France bestowed upon him the “Legion of Honor” and Forbes India honored him with its inaugural “Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year’ award in November 2012. He was conferred in January 2011 with Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in India. In September 2013 Premji received All India Management Association “Managing India Award” for his inspiring business values and his contribution to society. He was honored with the Asian Business Leaders Award by Asia House (UK) in October 2013. In December 2013, Economic Times bestowed Mr. Premji with Life Time Achievement Award. The Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy was bestowed on him in 2017, hailing the “conscience, integrity, and compassion that have guided his visionary giving……. (with) invaluable benefit to both that nation and to the world.”