Wipro has appointed Rishad Premji to its Board of Directors effective May 1, 2015.
Rishad Premji joined Wipro in 2007 and has played a critical role in defining the company’s strategy and driving its mergers and acquisitions function. In 2014, he spearheaded the setting up of Wipro Ventures, a $100-million fund focussed on investing in new-age start-ups building cutting-edge technologies.
Rishad will continue to run Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions, in addition to his new responsibilities overseeing the Technology Office, Investor and Government Relations, and Wipro Ventures.
Ashok S. Ganguly, Independent Director & Chairman, Board Governance and Nomination Committee, Wipro Ltd, said, “He brings a unique blend of exceptional strategic insights, understanding of the technology landscape and diverse business expertise. These past eight years have given Rishad an in-depth view of the organization and makes him well positioned to guide Wipro and carry the mantle of ownership in the years ahead.”
Rishad Premji said, “It is an absolute privilege and honour to be invited to the Board of Wipro, a company built over the past 70 years on the bedrock of uncompromising integrity and the hard work of thousands of Wiproites.”