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PofE 051: Azim Premji - India's IT Problem Solver and Philanthropist

Businessman-solutions-the-problem“Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.” Michael J. Gelb               

Background and Challenges

  • Azim Premji was born in 1945, in Bombay India, as the son of M.H Premji. Azim father was an entrepreneur who started a manufacturing and distribution company called Western India Vegetable Products around the time that Azim was born.
  • Azim enrolled into Stanford University, to study engineering with the hope of obtaining his degree and developing policy for the Third World country at the World Bank.
  • Before he completed his studies he received a call from his mother, Gulbanoo Premji in India with the news that his father has passed of a heart attack and that he was needed to come back and run the family business. 

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