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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Azim Premji

68 2005 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Suresh Senapaty

57 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

T. Kurien

55 2011 Chief Executive Officer - IT Business, Executive Director

Pratik Kumar

48 2014 Chief Executive Officer - Wipro Infrastructure Engineering

V. Ramachandran

Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Narayanan Vaghul

77 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Ashok Ganguly

78 1999 Non-Executive Independent Director

Vyomesh Joshi

60 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

William Owens

73 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

B. Prabhakar

70 1997 Non-Executive Independent Director

Shyam Saran

67 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mahendra Sharma

67 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jagdish Sheth

75 1999 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ireena Vittal

45 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Aravind S.

2014 Corporate Treasurer

Vaibhav Saha

2014 Manager - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Azim Premji

Mr. Azim H. Premji is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director of Wipro Ltd. He has served as our Chairman of the Board and Managing Director (designated as “Chairman”) since September 1968. In 2011, Mr. Premji was honored with the Padma Vibhushan award by the Government of India for his contribution in trade and industry. Mr. Premji is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, USA. Mr. Premji also serves as a director of Wipro Enterprises Limited, Wipro GE Health Care Private Ltd., and the Azim Premji Foundation (I) Pvt. Ltd. and in other entities of the Promoter Group.

Suresh Senapaty

Mr. Suresh C. Senapaty is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Wipro Ltd., since April 2008. He served with us in other positions since April 1980. Mr. Senapaty is a member of the Administrative/Shareholders and Investor Grievance Committee of our Company. Mr. Senapaty holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Utkal University in India, and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Senapaty is also on the boards of Wipro GE Healthcare Private Limited and Wipro Enterprises Limited. Mr. Senapaty is Chairman of the Audit/Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Administrative/Shareholders and Investor Grievance Committee of Wipro Enterprises Limited.

T. Kurien

Mr. T. K. Kurien is Chief Executive Officer - IT Business, Executive Director of Wipro Ltd., since February 2011. He has served with the Company in other positions since February 2000. T. K. Kurien is a member of the Administrative/Shareholders and Investor Grievance Committee of Wipro Limited. T. K. Kurien is a Chartered Accountant. T. K. Kurien serves as a member of the Board of Wipro GE Healthcare Private Limited and Wipro Arabia Limited.

Pratik Kumar

Mr. Pratik Kumar is Chief Executive Officer - Wipro Infrastructure Engineering of Wipro Ltd. He since April 2002, and has served with the Company in other positions since November 1991. Mr. Kumar holds a B.A. (Hons) from Delhi University and a PGDM from Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, India.

V. Ramachandran

Narayanan Vaghul

Shri. Narayanan Vaghul is Non-Executive Lead Independent Director of Wipro Ltd. He has served as a director on our Board since June 1997. He is the Chairman of our Audit/Risk and Compliance Committee, and a member of the Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee. Mr. Vaghul is also the lead independent director of the Company. He was the Chairman of the Board of ICICI from September 1985 to April 2009. Mr. Vaghul is on the Boards of the following public companies in India and overseas: 1) Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., 2) Mahindra World City Developers Limited, 3) Piramal Enterprises Limited, 4) Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, and 5) Arcelor Mittal, Luxembourg. Besides this he is on the boards of two private limited companies and several Section 25 companies and public trusts. Mr. Vaghul is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, Piramal Enterprises Limited and two of its 100% subsidiaries, PHL Finance Private Limited and PHL Capital Private Limited. Mr. Vaghul is Chairman of the Audit Committee of Piramal Enterprises Limited. Mr. Vaghul is a member of the Remuneration Committee of Mahindra World City Developers Limited and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. Mr. Vaghul holds a Bachelor (Honors) degree in Commerce from Madras University. Mr. Vaghul was the recipient of the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India in 2010. Mr. Vaghul also received the Lifetime Achievement Awards from Economic Times, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Program and Mumbai Management Association. He was given an award for the contribution to the Corporate Governance by the Institute of Company Secretaries in 2007.

Ashok Ganguly

Dr. Ashok Sekhar Ganguly is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wipro Ltd. He has served as a director on our Board since 1999. He is the Chairman of our Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is currently the Chairman of ABP Pvt. Ltd (Ananda Bazar Patrika Group). Dr. Ganguly also currently serves as a non-executive director of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Dr. Ganguly is on the advisory board of Diageo India Private Limited. Dr. Ganguly is the Chairman of the Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee of the Company, a member of the Nomination, Governance and Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Science, Technology & Operations Committee of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. He is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry and the India-USA CEO Council, established by the Prime Minister of India and the President of the USA. Dr. Ganguly is a Rajya Sabha Member. He is a former member of the Board of British Airways Plc from 1996 to 2005 and Unilever Plc/NV from 1990 to 1997 and Dr. Ganguly was formerly the Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited from 1980 to 1990. Dr. Ganguly was on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India from 2000 to 2009. In 2006, Dr. Ganguly was awarded the CBE (Hon) by the United Kingdom. In 2008, Dr. Ganguly received the Economic Times Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Ganguly received the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India in January 1987 and the Padma Vibhushan award in January 2009. Dr. Ganguly holds B.Sc (Hons) from University of Bombay and an M.S. and PhD from the University of Illinois.

Vyomesh Joshi

Mr. Vyomesh I. Joshi has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Wipro Ltd., effective October 01, 2012. He is a member of Dean’s Advisory Council at The Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Joshi served as the Executive Vice President of Hewlett-Packard’s Imaging and Printing Group. Mr. Joshi joined Hewlett-Packard as a Research and Development engineer and held various management positions in his career with the group. Mr. Joshi was also on the Board of Yahoo for seven years until 2012. Mr. Joshi is also a member of the Board of Directors of Harris Corporation. Mr. Joshi has been featured in Fortune Magazine’s diversity list of most influential people in 2005. Mr. Joshi also serves on our Strategy Committee. Mr. Joshi holds master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Ohio State University.

William Owens

Adm. William Arthur Owens is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wipro Ltd., since July 01, 2006. He is also a member of our Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee, and serves as Chairman of our Strategy Committee. He has held a number of senior leadership positions at large multinational corporations. From April 2004 to November 2005, Mr. Owens served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nortel Networks Corporation, a networking communications company. From August 1998 to April 2004, Mr. Owens served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Teledesic LLC, a satellite communications company. From June 1996 to August 1998, Mr. Owens served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a research and engineering firm. Presently, Mr. Owens is the Chairman of AEA Investors (Asia) Limited in Hong Kong and Vice Chairman of NYX Asia. Mr. Owens serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Polycom Inc., Viasystems, Intelius, Flow Mobile, Yangtze, Humin and is the Chairman of Century Link Inc., a communications company. Mr. Owens holds an M.B.A. (Honors) degree from George Washington University, a B.S. in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a B.A. and M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

B. Prabhakar

Mr. B. C. Prabhakar is no longer a Non-Executive Independent Director of Wipro Ltd., effective July 23, 2014. has served as a director on our Board since February 1997. He is also a member of our Audit/Risk and Compliance Committee and Chairman of our Administrative/Shareholders and Investor Grievances Committee. He has been a practicing lawyer since April 1970. Mr. Prabhakar holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology and a B.L. from Mysore University, India. Mr. Prabhakar serves as a non-executive director of Automotive Axles Limited, Page Industries Limited and 3M India Limited

Shyam Saran

Mr. Shyam Saran is no longer a Non-Executive Independent Director of Wipro Ltd., effective July 23, 2014. He has been a director of Indian Oil Corporation Limited since March 2012 and ONGC Videsh Limited since June 2012. He is a career diplomat who has served in positions in the Indian government for over three decades. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1970. He last served as the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India from October 2006 to March 2010 specializing in nuclear issues, and he also was the Indian envoy on climate change. Prior to this he was the Foreign Secretary of the Government of India from 2004 to 2006. He also served as the Ambassador of India to Nepal, Indonesia, Myanmar and Mauritius. His diplomatic stints have taken him to Indian missions in Geneva, Beijing and Tokyo. He has been a Fellow of the United Nations Disarmament Program in Geneva, Vienna and New York, U.S.A. Mr. Saran holds a Post Graduate degree in Economics from Patna University, India. Mr. Saran has been honored with the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India for his contribution in civil services.

Mahendra Sharma

Mr. Mahendra Kumar Sharma is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wipro Ltd., since July 1, 2011. He served as Vice Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited from 2000 to 2007. He served as a full-time director of Hindustan Unilever Limited from 1995 to 2000. He is currently on the boards of ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Limited, Fulford (India) Limited (Indian affiliate of Merck and Co. Inc), Thomas Cook (India) Limited, KEC International Limited, Asian Paints Limited, India Infradebt Limited, Indian School of Business Hyderabad, Travel Corporation of India Limited, Anglo Scottish Education Society Limited and The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Limited. Mr. Sharma is a member of the Audit Committee of Fulford (India) Limited, The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Limited and Thomas Cook (India) Limited. Mr. Sharma is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Fulford (India) Limited, Member of the Remuneration Committee of The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Limited and Chairman of the Governance and Remuneration Committee of ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd.. Mr. Sharma is a member of the Shareholder’s Grievance Committee of Thomas Cook (India) Limited. Mr. Sharma holds a Bachelors Degree in Arts and Bachelors of Law Degree from Canning College University of Lucknow. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Department of Business Management, University of Delhi and Diploma in Labour Laws from Indian Law Institute, Delhi. In 1999 he was nominated to attend Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Jagdish Sheth

Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth, Ph.D., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wipro Ltd., since January 1999. Dr. Sheth has been a professor at Emory University since July 1991. Previously, Dr. Sheth served on the faculty of Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois, and the University of Southern California. Dr. Sheth also serves on the board of Manipal Acunova Ltd. Dr. Sheth holds a B.Com (Honors) from Madras University and a M.B.A. and a Ph.D in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Sheth is also the Chairman of Academy of Indian Marketing Professionals and serves on our Strategy Committee.

Ireena Vittal

Ms. Ireena Vittal is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wipro Ltd., since October 2013. Ms. Vittal is a former partner with McKinsey & Co. Prior to joining McKinsey & Co., Ms. Vittal worked with Nestle India Limited and with MaxTouch (now Vodafone India Limited). Ms. Vittal serves as a board member of AXIS Bank Limited, Titan Industries Limited, Tata Global Beverages Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Healthcare. The Indian Hotels Company Limited and on the global advisory board of ideo.org. Ms. Vittal also serves as a member of our Audit/Risk and Compliance Committee. Ms. Ireena Vittal is a member of Audit Committee of Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Titan Industries Limited and Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Healthcare Limited and member of HR & Compensation Committee of Godrej Consumer Products Limited. Ms. Vittal has a graduate degree in Electronics from Osmania University and has completed her Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Aravind S.

Vaibhav Saha

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