Mr. Rishad Premji


Rishad Premji is Director of Wipro Enterprises Limited and also Chief Strategy Officer of Wipro’s IT Business in Wipro Limited – In this role he is responsible for Wipro’s Global IT Strategy.

Rishad joined Wipro Technologies in 2007 in the Banking and Financial Services Vertical (BFSI) as Business Head for Special Projects where he championed Wipro’s entry into the Mortgage area as an end to end provider of Mortgage Solutions in the Origination and Loan Servicing space. This led to the acquisition of Gallagher Financial Systems (now called Wipro Gallagher Solutions).

In the BFSI space, Rishad also spearheaded the integration of Citi Technology Services following Wipro’s acquisition of the Citibank captive in the application and infrastructure space. He later moved to Wipro Corporate as Head of Investor Relations working for the Corporate Treasurer where he helped significantly scale up the systems, processes and interactions with both internal and external stakeholders.

Prior to joining Wipro, Rishad worked with Bain & Co in their London Office where he worked on assignments across Consumer Products, Automobiles, Telecom and Insurance. He also worked with GE Capital in the US across several businesses throughout the Insurance and Consumer Lending space and is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP).

Rishad has an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS) 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 where he was part of the General Course Program. He is also on the Board of the Azim Premji Foundation and Wipro GE.