3. Azim Premji
The Czar of the Indian IT Industry, Azim Premji extensively acclaimed for his philanthropy, has been the impelling cause that propelled Wipro through four decades of diversification & growth to finally emerge as a global leader in the software industry. Recognizing the importance of the emerging IT field & taking advantage the gap left behind after IBM’s expulsion from India, Azim in 1980s embarked on his journey in to the high-tech IT sector via manufacture of minicomputers under technological collaboration with Sentinel Computer. And the rest is history.
Well known for hiring the best people & providing them with unparalleled training, the industry veteran is decorated with numerous awards such as Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan in particular.