COVID-19 pandemic a âmagnifying glassâ for structural inequities, injustices, says Wipro chairman Azim Premji. Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji on Monday said the company has not laid off any employee due to the COVID-19 impact and has no plans to do so for now.. Premji said this in response to a question by a shareholder at the 74th annual general meeting (AGM) of the company held virtually. Wipro. On June 6, 2019, Wipro had announced that Rishad Premji would take over as the new Executive Chairman of the company with Azim Premji stepping down on July 30, 2019. Azim Premji became Indiaâs Most Generous man with a donation of Rs.7904 crores. On 10th November 2020, the Hurun India and EdelGive Foundation released the 7th edition of the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020.Azim Premji, the founder and Chairman of Wipro topped the 2020 list. Wipro chairman Rishad Premji may lose his executive role in the IT firm after 1 April this year in the wake of the new guidelines of the market regulator SEBI, said a news report. PTI @ PTI_News. The Founder Chairman â¦ From western Indian Vegetable Products, Premji guided the company through four decades of diversification and growth to being Wipro, a world leader in the software industry. Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced the appointment of Thierry Delaporte as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company, effective July 6, 2020. Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd., smiles during an interview in New York, U.S. (Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg) Wiproâs Azim Premji Emerges As Most Generous Indian In FY20. Mumbai: Wipro Founder Chairman Azim Premji and his family have topped the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020 with contribution of Rs 7,904 crore. Bookmark. Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Wipro Ltd Administrative and Shareholders/Investors Grievance Committee (Stakeholders Relationship Committee) M K Sharma Azim Hashim Premji (born 24 July 1945) is an Indian business tycoon, investor, engineer, and philanthropist, who was the The founder-chairman of Wipro, Azim Premji, has aced the list of philanthropists in India for 2020 with a donation of Rs 7,904 crore. By: PTI | December 14, 2020 1:18 PM. Premji renamed the organization to Wipro in 1977, and in 1979, when the Indian government asked IBM to leave the nation.