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Rishad Premji

Wipro Ltd
Chief Strategy Officer
Rishad Premji is Chief Strategy Officer of Wipro's IT Business. In this role he is responsible for formulating the strategic priorities of the company as we move forward as well as driving all M&A. Rishad joined Wipro Technologies in 2007 as Business Head in the Banking and Financial Services vertical. He championed Wipro's entry into the Mortgage area, leading to the acquisition of Gallagher Financial Systems. Rishad also spearheaded the integration of Citi Technology Services following Wipro's acquisition of the Citibank captive. Later moving to Wipro Corporate, as Head of Investor Relations, he helped scale up the systems, processes and interactions with internal and external stakeholders. Prior to joining Wipro, Rishad worked with Bain & Co in London. He also worked with GE Capital in the US and is a graduate of GE's Financial Management Program. Rishad has an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated with a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University in the US. He has also spent a year at the London School of Economics. He is on the Board of the Azim Premji Foundation and Wipro GE.