Achievements and Awards
He is the second richest man in India.
Transformed WIPRO from vegetable oils company to a large software giant.
In the year 2001, Premji established the Azim Premji Foundation, a not for profit organization with a Vision of significantly contributing to quality primary education for every child, in order to build a fair, equitable, humane & sustainable society.
Member of Prime Ministers Committee for trade and industry in India.
He has made WIPRO the biggest BPO service provider in India.
Premji was honored with the Business Man Of The Year award in 2000 by Business India and Business Leader of the year in 2004 by Economic Times.
Time listed him in April 2004 as one amongst the 100 most influential persons in the world.
He was named by Fortune in August 2003 as one of the 25 most powerful business leaders outside the US. Also in 2003 listed him as one of the ten people globally who have the power to effect change .Business Week in October 2003 featured him on their cover with the sobriquet Indias Tech King.
Government of India awarded him the Padambhushana.
In 2005 he became the first Indian recipient of the Faraday Medal. Wesleyan University, USA, Indian Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Aligarh University and Visveswaraya Technological University have all presented him with honorary doctorates, while XLRI, Jamshedpur has conferred the Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace. In 2000, the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers conferred its highest honor the Honorary Fellowship. The US India Business Council has honored him with the Global Vision award.