Azim Premji to be honoured at GIL 2019 summit

Frost & Sullivan to Confer Azim H. Premji with the ‘GIL Visionary Leadership Award’ at its Growth, Innovation & Leadership Summit India 2019, on October 16, 2019, at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai, India. Premji, Founder Chairman of Wipro Limited is known not only for his visionary leadership and entrepreneurship but also for being one of the most generous humanitarians. He has been the pillar in diversifying and growing Wipro to become a global enterprise in the software industry. Ratan Tata, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Richard Branson, Jack Andraka, Desmond Tutu, and other visionaries had received the award earlier.

Premji was conferred with Padma Vibhushan, which is the second-highest civilian award by the Government of India on January 2011. The Republic of France has bestowed him its highest civilian award, ‘Knight of the Legion of Honor’. Premji has also been listed amongst the top 30 entrepreneurs in the world by Business Week and is also known as one of the most influential people in the world by several international business magazines.

GIL 2019 will deliberate big ticket issues around Growth, Innovation, and Leadership with insights on the ‘Future of Business in India to 2030’.
Announcing the 2019 GIL Visionary Leadership Award, Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan, said, “Premji’s life journey has truly been awe-inspiring. His enduring spirit, charismatic leadership, and philanthropic work make him a truly global icon for generations to come. Going beyond boardroom meetings and operational excellence, his deep-rooted values toward social causes demonstrate his commitment toward the prosperity of the society as a whole.”

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