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Premji bestowed Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Forrester recognizes Wipro’s leadership


Forrester recognizes Wipro’s leadership


French ambassador congratulates Premji on receiving Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited received the highest French civilian distinction, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).

Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler, gave the award to Premji in Bangalore on 28 Nov 2018.

Speaking on the occasion, Ziegler said, “The award was bestowed on Azim Premji for his outstanding contribution to developing the information technology industry in India, his economic outreach in France, and his laudable contribution to society as a philanthropist through the Azim Premji Foundation.”

The Légion d’Honneur (the Legion of Honour), instituted in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, is the highest civilian award given by the French Republic for outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality of the recipients.

The French President is the Grand Master of the Order of the Legion of Honour.

Premji said in acceptance speech: “I am extremely honored by the award bestowed on me. The vibrancy of the French democracy and its diversity is an inspiration to all across the world.”

Wipro’s association with France spans over 15 years and the company enjoys a close relationship with several French organizations.

Nearly 65% of Wipro’s employees in France are locals. France is a key market for Wipro and the company is committed to continued investments there.

Separately, Wipro Digital, the digital business unit of Wipro, has been named a “Leader” by global research and advisory firm Forrester Research Inc in its report, ‘The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation Service Providers, Q3 2018’.

The report states that “While Wipro maintains a wide array of technology partnerships and a huge bench of resources certified in those technologies, its investment in proprietary technologies that directly support DPA strategies really stands out.”

Forrester also noted that, “[Wipro] is ahead of the game in recognizing and exploiting the shift to wide DPA deployments.”

“We are focused on helping our clients design and deliver seamless brand experiences across all touchpoints,” said Rajan Kohli, President & Global Head, Digital and Consulting, Wipro Limited.

“Through intelligent automation that is designed and shaped by human interactions, companies take new products and services to market at greater speed, scale, and efficiency. As enterprises introduce new ways of working to enable agility, we are proud to be recognized by Forrester Research as a leader in Digital Process Automation.”

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