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Dileep Ranjekar

CEO, Azim Premji Foundation

Dileep Ranjekar is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Azim Premji Foundation (the Foundation).The Foundation and the University founded by it are not-for-profit organizations committed to the vision of “contributing towards a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society”. They run programs and institutions in India for improving Education and in related Development fields. The focus is on creating professionals, conducting research & capacity building for the Education and Development sector. The field programs are run in collaboration with the government. All this work is focused on the disadvantaged and the underprivileged in India.

It is in the process of a significant scale up, by establishing institutes (which also run field programs) and schools in 50 districts and 8 state capitals across India by year 2017. Currently the Foundation has a team of over 1100 people that is poised to grow to about 3500 people in the next four years.

Dileep joined Wipro from Tata Institute campus in 1976 and was one of the core team members that led Wipro’s journey in two key dimensions. Building Wipro as a professional organization and deep commitment to values. Dileep has been recently appointed as a member of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) the highest policy making body in education, by the Central government for a period of three years.