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Behar, Ranjekar to head Azim Premji Foundation

Behar, Ranjekar to head Azim Premji Foundation
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First Published: Wed, Mar 03 2010. 10 57 PM IST

Next step: Anurag Behar takes over Premji’s non-profit arm. Hemant Mishra / Mint
Next step: Anurag Behar takes over Premji’s non-profit arm. Hemant Mishra / Mint
Updated: Wed, Mar 03 2010. 10 57 PM IST
Bangalore: Wipro Ltd, India’s third largest software vendor, named Anurag Behar co-chief executive of the Azim Premji Foundation, the non-profit education arm run by the company’s chairman, as part of changes announced on Wednesday.
Next step: Anurag Behar takes over Premji’s non-profit arm. Hemant Mishra / Mint
Behar, who heads the infrastructure engineering division and moves to the foundation starting 1 July, will help set up the Azim Premji University, a training institute in Bangalore for teachers, Wipro said in a release. Dileep Ranjekar will be Behar’s co-chief executive at the decade-old foundation, which covers around 20,000 schools, working with governments across nine states.
Pratik Kumar, Wipro’s head of human resources, will take additional charge as president of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, which includes the hydraulics and water businesses.
T.K. Kurien, president of Wipro Consulting and the company’s telecom and strategic initiatives, will head Wipro EcoEnergy from 1 April.
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First Published: Wed, Mar 03 2010. 10 57 PM IST