Azim Premji: India’s second-richest man owns a second-hand car and a generous heart

Jun 07, 2019 - Quartz
Board and Executive Moves

It’s the end of an era at India’s fourth largest IT company as its chief of over 50 years bids farewell.

On June 6, Wipro said (pdf) its executive chairman, Azim Premji, will retire upon completion of his current term on July 30. Seventy-three-year-old Premji has held the role since the young age of 21. His son, Rishad Premji, will succeed him.

“Leading Wipro from 1966 till now has been the greatest privilege of my life. It has been an extraordinary journey—growing from being...