Rishad Premji

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Rishad Premji
Born (1977-01-09) 9 January 1977 (age 45)
EducationCathedral and John Connon School
Wesleyan University (BA)
Harvard Business School (MBA)
OccupationChairman Wipro
Spouse(s)Aditi Premji (m. 2005)
ChildrenRohaan Premji(Son)
Rhea Premji(Daughter)
Parent(s)Azim Premji
Yasmeen Premji
RelativesAzim premji
FamilyTariq Azim Premji(Brother)
Mohamed Hashem Premji(grandfather)

Rishad Premji is the son of the Wipro head Azim Premji and was named as the successor of his father. He was until recently the Chief Strategy Officer at Wipro[1] and has taken over as Chairman of Wipro in July 2019. He was the Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2018–19.[2][3][4]

Early & Personal Life[edit]

Rishad was a student of Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and later did a bachelor's degree in Economics from Wesleyan University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.[5] Rishad Premji born in a Gujarati Muslim family. In 2005, he married his childhood friend Aditi. They have two children. Rishad enjoys travelling and movies and is a huge cricket fan.[6]


After his MBA, Rishad worked with Bain and Co. for two years and then for four years with GE Capital in USA.

In 2007, he joined his father's company Wipro as a business manager.[7]

Awards and Recognition[edit]

In 2014, Rishad was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership and commitment to society.[8]


  1. https://www.wipro.com/en-IN/leadership/rishad-premji/
  2. "Azim Premji to retire as executive chairman of Wipro, son Rishad to take over". The Economic Times. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. "Rishad Premji has very big shoes to fill at Wipro". The Times of India. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. "Wipro's Rishad Premji appointed Nasscom chairman". The Economic Times. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. "Here's All You Need to Know About Wipro's Next Chief Rishad Premji". News 18. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. Jun 7, Shilpa Phadnis | TNN | Updated; 2019; Ist, 12:20. "Azim Premji Son: Rishad Premji has very big shoes to fill at Wipro | India Business News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-08.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. "Here's All You Need to Know About Wipro's Next Chief Rishad Premji". News18. 2019-06-07. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  8. "Rishad Premji: 5 things you need to know about Wipro's new Executive Chairman". GQ India. Retrieved 2020-05-08.