Wipro’s Executive Chairman Rishad Premji Halves His Compensation This Year

The Executive Chairman of Wipro, Rishad Premji, has taken a voluntary cut in his compensation for the fiscal year 2023, according to a recent filing made to the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US.

He has made $951,353 in total annual compensation this year, which is almost 50% ($8,67,669) less than his previous year’s earnings. In 2022, Mr. Premji’s compensation as Executive Chairman of the Board was $1,819,022.

As per the Form 20-F submitted by Wipro Limited to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, his salary comprises $861,620 in salary and allowances, $74,343 in long-term compensation benefits, and $15,390 in other incomes.

Mr. Premji’s compensation also included a cash bonus (part of his fixed salary), but there were no stock options granted to him in fiscal year 2023.

Mr. Premji’s current 5-year term as Executive Chairman of Wipro Limited will conclude on July 30, 2024.

Rishad joined Wipro in 2007 and worked in several roles before becoming Executive Chairman in 2019. He started as a general manager in Wipro’s Banking and Financial Services business, went on to head Investor Relations, and then led Wipro’s Strategy and M&A.

As Wipro’s Chief Strategy Officer, Rishad conceptualised Wipro Ventures, a $250 million fund to invest in start-ups developing technologies and solutions that complement Wipro’s businesses with next-generation services and products. He was also responsible for investor and government relations for the company.

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