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Wipro Ltd

BSE Code : 507685 | NSE Symbol : WIPRO | ISIN:INE075A01022| SECTOR: - |

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21-Sep-2020

Wipro Ltd - Wipro Limited - ESOP/ESOS/ESPS

18-Sep-2020

Wipro allots 4.60 lakh equity shares under ESOP

18-Sep-2020

Wipro Ltd - Announcement under Regulation 30 (LODR)-Allotment of ESOP / ESPS

16-Sep-2020

Wipro Ltd - Wipro Limited - Press Release

18-Sep-2020

Wipro allots 4.60 lakh equity shares under ESOP

15-Sep-2020

Wipro to provide commercial engineering services for OpenNESS toolkit

14-Sep-2020

Wipro partners with ProcessMaker for delivering innovative workflow management

08-Sep-2020

Wipro partners with Marelli for automotive engineering services

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Category No. of shares Percentage
Total Foreign 620539262 10.86
Total Institutions 434802275 7.61
Total Govt Holding 0 0.00
Total Non Promoter Corporate Holding 46201160 0.81
Total Promoters 4229945033 74.02
Total Public & others 382951154 6.70
Total 5714438884 100
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About Wipro Ltd

Wipro Ltd is a leading India based provider of IT Services, including Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, globally. The company provides comprehensive IT Solutions and Services, including Systems Integration, Information Systems Outsourcing, IT Enabled Services, Package Implementation, Software Application development and maintenance, and Research and Development Services to corporations globally. The company is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. In the Indian market, they are a leader in providing IT Solutions and Services for the corporate segment in India, offering System Integration, Network Integration, Software Solutions and IT Services. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, they provide IT Solutions and Services for global corporations. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India. The company provides the integrated business, technology and process solution on a global delivery platform to customers across Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. They offer business value to clients through process excellence and service delivery innovation such as Information Technology services, Product Engineering services, Technology Infrastructure services, Business Process Outsourcing services and consulting services. During the financial year 2013, Wipro carried out demerger of consumer care and lighting, infrastructure engineering businesses and other non IT business of the company. After the demerger, Wipro became a company focused on the IT services business. Wipro Ltd was incorporated in the year 1945 at Karnataka by Azim H Premji who is promoter and chairman of the company. The company started as an edible oil producer and then transformed itself into leading player in Fast Moving Consumer Goods and IT services & Products business. During the year 1994-95, the company secured ISO 9001 certification for their five manufacturing and development facilities. In February 2001, the company became the first software technology and services company in India to be certified for ISO:14001 certification for complying with the international standards for Environmental Management System (EMS) in three major software development and technology centers in Bangalore. Wipro Technologies won the 'Banker Technology Award' for the year 2004 Instituted by the Financial Times in the 'Risk Management Award' category. During the year 2005-06, the company acquired mPower Software Services Inc, a Princeton, New Jersey, US headquartered company with a development center in Chennai and MPACT Technology Services Pvt Ltd, based in Chennai, for an all cash consideration of USD 28 million. Also, they acquired New Logic Technologies AG, an Austrian firm which is mainly engaged in the semiconductor IP business and the Engineering Design Services business including the Analog Mixed Signal Business for an all cash consideration of Euro 26 million. The company received the BEST award from American society for training & development (ASTD) for three consecutive years 2004, 2005 and 2006. During the year 2006-07, the company acquired US based Quantech Global Services LLC and the India based Quantech Global Services Ltd for a cash consideration of approximately USD 3 million. They acquired US based CMango Inc and India based CMango India Pvt Ltd for cash consideration of USD 20 Million. They also acquired Finland based Saraware Oy Middle East and SAARC operations of 3D Networks and Planet PSG during the year. In their Consumer Care and Lighting business, the company acquired North-West Switches business from North- West Switchgear Ltd, a company in the business of switches, sockets, MCBs etc. for an upfront cash consideration of Rs 1,022 million. In the Infrastructure Engineering business, they acquired Hydrauto Group AB for a cash consideration of USD 31 million. The company in partnership with Motorola and formed a joint venture namely WMNETSERV Ltd for delivering world-class managed Services to telecom operators in the area of network operations. During the year 2007-08, as per scheme of amalgamation, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Ltd, Wipro Healthcare IT Ltd, Quantech Global Services Ltd mPact Technology Services Pvt Ltd, mPower Software Services (India) Pvt Ltd and cMango India Pvt Ltd were amalgamated with the company with effect from April 1, 2007. The company in association with DAR Al-Riyadh Holding Co Ltd formed a joint venture namely Wipro Arabia Ltd, for providing application development, implementation and maintenance services, systems integration and data storage services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During the year, the company acquired 100% shareholding in Unza Holdings Ltd, a Singapore based Fast Moving Consumer Goods company together with their subsidiaries for an all cash consideration of approximately USD 246 million. They acquired US-based provider of IT infrastructure management, enterprise application and business process outsourcing services, for an acquisition price of about USD 600 million. They also acquired OKI Techno Centre Singapore Pte Ltd (now called as Wipro Techno Centre Singapore Pte Ltd) in an all cash deal of USD 2.5 million. During the year 2008-09, the company invested an aggregate of USD 432 million as equity, in their direct subsidiaries Wipro Cyprus Pvt Ltd, Wipro Holdings (Mauritius) Ltd, Wipro Inc and Wipro Technology Services Ltd. They also re-structured a few of their overseas subsidiaries and merged them with their holding company in the US. In January 2009, the company acquired Wipro Technology Services Ltd (formerly called as Citi Technology Services Ltd) for USD 127 million. During the year 2009-10, Wipro Networks Pte Ltd, Singapore and WMNETSERV Ltd, Cyprus were amalgamated with the company with effect from April 1, 2009. In August 2009, the company entered into partnership with Lavasa Corporation Ltd for planning, implementing and managing Information and Communication Technology services across Lavasa City. In October 2009, the company signed an agreement with Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd and formed a joint venture company namely Wipro Airport IT Services Ltd. Also, Wipro GE Healthcare Pvt Ltd, the joint venture between the company and GE Healthcare, transformed their business by integrating several existing stand-alone business units and manufacturing plants of GE Healthcare in India under Wipro GE Healthcare Entity. In November 2009, the company signed an agreement to acquire the 'Yardley' Brand business in Asia, Middle East, Australia and certain African markets from UK based Lornamead Group. In March 2010, they won a turnkey project from the Financial Intelligence Unit - India, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. As part of the project, the company will implement FiNnet (Financial Intelligence Network) for FIU-IND. In April 2010, the company signed a partnership agreement with Philips to offer Blu-ray middleware and solution development services around Philips' developed Blu-ray technology. In May 2010, the company and Oracle Corporation launched a co developed solution, a Process Integration Pack (PIP) for the High Technology industry. This solution is part of Wipro's offerings that provide a comprehensive solution footprint for the High Technology industry. They entered into a co-innovation agreement with SAP AG to develop and deliver sustainability management and energy management solutions to enterprise customers globally. In June 2010, the company's Business Process Outsourcing division partnered with Microsoft Corporation for providing global Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) for Microsoft's Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio. The company launched Wipro Hospitality Management Solution at HITEC 2010, the conference for the Hospitality and Leisure industry. In July 2010, the company in association with Lavasa Corporation Ltd and Cisco Systems Inc signed definitive agreements for Cisco to participate in MyCity Technologies Ltd to provide information and communications technology services in the new development of Lavasa City. In August 2010, the company entered into a five year agreement with ArcelorMittal, the steel company, to consolidate and migrate their messaging systems to the Microsoft Exchange 2010 messaging platform. In September 2010, the company signed five year strategic partnership with Central Bank of India for providing core banking solution for seven sponsored regional rural banks. The company will deliver business-IT alignment by deploying and implementing the core banking solution and the identified delivery channels seamlessly. They will also set up a 24 hour centralized helpdesk facility for the project, covering applications, data center, networks, security and end user systems. During the year 2010-11, the company re-structured a few of their subsidiaries including overseas subsidiaries through merger/other legal process. Wipro Yardley consumer care Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary company got merged with Wipro Ltd with effect from April 1, 2010, being the appointed date. In December 2010, the company signed a contract with Vodafone Essar. As a part of this strategic engagement, the company will support Vodafone Essar with its fixed line telecom services for enterprise business customers. Wipro will provide a wide range of services including network design and build, integration with existing IT OSS/ BSS applications and managed services if the setup over three years. In addition, Wipro will also build an Enterprise Network Operation Center to manage the operations of Vodafone Essar's enterprise customers. In January 2011, the company and Callidus Software Inc entered into a partnership to drive sales performance management across organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. In May 2011, the company signed an agreement to acquire majority stake of Brazil based Hydraulic Cylinder manufacturer R.K.M. EQUIPAMENTOS HIDRAULICOS LTDA. In June 10, 2011, the company acquired the Commercial Business Services Business Unit of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). In 2012, Australia-based MMG Selects Wipro as Strategic Partner. Wipro Acquires L.D.Waxson with Skincare brands Bio-essence & Ginvera. Wipro Tech joined Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to develop smartphone-based connected-car solutions. Wipro Technologies and Oracle joined hands to offer next gen Oracle Fusion HCM solution. In a bid to capture the growth in fast emerging trade promotion industry, India's third largest software exporter Wipro ltd has signed an agreement to acquire Promax Applications Group (PAG) for a total consideration of AUD 35 million. Wipro also Wins NASSCOM Corporate Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion 2012. In 2013, Wipro Wins NASSCOM Corporate Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion 2012. Wipro Launched Wipro AssureHealth Platform on Microsoft Technologies. Wipro also Wins 3 Year Contract from Emirates NBD. Wipro launches 3rd edition of its sustainability program for schools and colleges- earthian 2013'. Wipro Launches Co-Innovation Center for SAP Solutions in Bangalore. Wipro Launches Mobility Center of Excellence with Kony in Hyderabad. Wipro Receives National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. During the financial year 2013, Wipro carried out demerger of consumer care and lighting, infrastructure engineering businesses and other non IT business of the company. After the demerger, Wipro became a company focused on the IT services business. In 2014, Wipro Wins 2013 Global, Asian and Indian MAKE Awards. Wipro Wins Ten Year Integrated IT and BPO Contract from UK-based, Carillion Plc. Wipro Signs Partnership with AxiomSL. Wipro Wins Managed Services Contract from DEN Networks. Wipro Wins a Transformational IT Applications and Infrastructure Engagement with 7-Eleven in Australia. Wipro Wins a Strategic Ten Year Total Outsourcing Engagement with ATCO. Wipro Launches Global Customer Experience Center. Wipro Ranked Global Leader in Telecom R&D Services for the Third Consecutive Year. Wipro is Rated as a No.1 Global Engineering and R&D service provider by Zinnov. In 2015, Wipro wins $400m IT Infra Deal from Swiss Giant ABB. Wipro is also Awarded Multi Year Strategic Infrastructure Management Contract by Allied Irish Banks. Wipro also joins together with Acquia for digital technology. Wipro signs an agreement with Nexenta. Wipro Wins 5-Year Strategic Engagement with Coop Norge Handel AS. Wipro Wins 2015 Aegis Graham Bell Award for 'Innovation in IoT. Wipro Business Process Services Launches enterprise-Know Your Customer (e-KYC)' Automation Solution for Financial Institutions. On 2 December 2015, Wipro announced that it has signed an agreement with Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBBW) to acquire cellent AG for 73.5 million euros. Cellent AG is a leading IT consulting and software services company and has been offering holistic innovative IT solutions and services to its customers in the DACH region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the past 14 years. cellent AG serves the DACH market region with a team of more than 800 consultants, who will now become part of Wipro. On 9 December 2015, Wipro Digital, the digital business unit of Wipro, announced the opening of its new London pod, furthering its commitment to offer enhanced digital transformation services at close proximity to its UK and European customers. The new pod is purpose-built for Wipro Digital's strategy, design and engineering teams to work in a collaborative and adaptive workspace side-by-side with clients. On 23 December 2015, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Viteos Group, a BPaaS provider for the Alternative Investment Management Industry, for a purchase consideration of USD 130 million. Viteos was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. The Viteos Group provides customized straight-through-processing and integrates post-trade operations across every asset class, currency, border or structure for the alternative investment management industry in the United States, Europe and Asia. It is a leader in shadow-accounting services and offers a full range of middle and back-office outsourcing through its 400 plus employees. On 4 February 2016, leading international insurer RSA announced a new seven-year partnership with Wipro to deliver its IT infrastructure requirements across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. Wipro will be providing infrastructure as a service for mainframe, mid-range, storage, cloud and end user services in addition to a multilingual service desk for RSA employees in all the regions. This will enable pan-European standardisation, improved end-to-end responsibility and a platform for business-led collaboration. This agreement follows a 10-month sourcing programme, which included 20 bidders, and reflects RSA's aim to drive benefits through the consolidation of services across its regional businesses. On 8 February 2016, Wipro announced that it has won an IT infrastructure transformation contract from the ASSA ABLOY Group, headquartered in Sweden. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions. As part of the five-year agreement, Wipro will consolidate ASSA ABLOY's existing data centers in the EMEA region and implement a cloud-based service model, which will include IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). On 11 February 2016, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HealthPlan Services from Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. As part of the agreement, Wipro will acquire 100% of HealthPlan Services' shares for a purchase consideration of USD 460 million. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, HealthPlan Services offers market-leading technology platforms and a fully integrated Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solution to Health Insurance companies (Payers) in the individual, group and ancillary markets. HealthPlan Services' BPaaS solutions are ideal for payers who want to operate in the private and public exchanges and the off-exchange individual market in the U.S. On 22 February 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Verveba Telecom, LLC, a premiere telecom network engineering company specializing in network planning, design, deployment and mobile radio network optimization services for telecom service providers. The partnership brings together Wipro's expertise in telecom sector and Verveba's award winning Mobile Radio Network Optimization technology with services, intellectual property and solutions of both organizations. Together, the companies will offer solutions to address industry challenges in generating measurable economic value from fast growing, mobile network technology deployments & optimization especially in 4G and single RAN technologies. Verveba and Wipro will work together on business development activities and expanding solutions to telecom service providers globally. On 23 February 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with SugarCRM, the company that enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative, flexible and affordable CRM solution in the market, to offer Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions to enterprise customers. As part of the partnership, Wipro is establishing a new SugarCRM practice within Wipro's CRM service line. The company is also building a SugarCRM Center of Excellence (COE) with SugarCRM-trained and certified employees who can attend to customers worldwide. As partners, Wipro and SugarCRM anticipate addressing the increased expectations of empowered customers and will jointly offer enterprises a tool to act as the catalyst for a seamless customer experience. On 10 March 2016, Wipro announced a strategic collaboration with Tableau, a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, to offer solution accelerators and innovative delivery models for Wipro's and Tableau's customers across the globe. This partnership aims at cross leveraging business intelligence expertise between Wipro and Tableau to deliver holistic, future proof and ready-to-go advanced visualization solutions to their customers across the globe. With this partnership, Wipro will focus on creating solutions primarily in the sectors of financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and pharmaceuticals. Innovative cloud-based delivery and business models such as subscription based pricing that will be enabled with this collaboration will widen the spectrum of the offering in terms of both scale and scope. On 14 March 2016, Wipro announced that it has won a multi-year engagement with NRGi, one of the top 5 utility providers in Denmark. As part of the contract, Wipro will develop a new IT platform to transform the utility company's CRM, Billing and Service Bureau operations. On 15 March 2016, Wipro announced a strategic partnership with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automated systems, to develop convergent solutions for India's Smart Cities. Wipro and Schneider Electric will collaborate to enable the delivery of cost-effective and efficient citizen services to urban and rural communities. Both organizations will jointly develop solutions in the Smart City space for India and global markets. On 28 March 2016, Wipro announced that it has won a five-year contract from Jubilant FoodWorks Limited, master franchisee for Domino's Pizza and Dunkin' Donuts in India and the leader in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) space in the country with over 1,000 restaurants in India, to deliver energy management services and help reduce energy and operational costs. On 4 May 2016, Wipro and and Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, announced that the companies have extended their partnership to a global alliance and will work together to offer advanced enterprise analytics solutions to joint customers across industry sectors. Wipro's competency in delivering end-to-end Business Intelligence (BI) solutions combined with QlikView, Qlik's market-leading data discovery solution, will widen the scope and scale of visualization solutions offered to customers. On 5 May 2016, Wipro announced that it has been chosen by Thames Water, the United Kingdom's largest water and waste water services provider, to transform the utility company's customer service and retail billing capabilities. As part of this multi-year contract, Wipro will be developing new IT systems and processes to help Thames Water improve customer experience and drive operational efficiencies. On 11 May 2016, Wipro announced a strategic partnership with Etiya, the leading Independent Software Vendor that provides services to transform the Communications and Digital Service Providers' businesses. The joint solution, offered by Etiya and Wipro, provides Communication Service Providers with capabilities which allow them to deliver digital services that address the requirements of the future market and customer expectations. The customer experience is focused around domains such as Sales and Marketing, Omni Channel Access, Social Listening and Analysis & B2B Extensions. On 16 May 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Xactly Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise-class, SaaS and cloud-based incentive solutions for employee and sales performance management. The partnership will offer Sales Performance Management (SPM) solutions for customer organisations across industry sectors in a software as a service model. On 18 May 2016, Wipro announced that it has been selected by Vestas Wind Systems A/S as its strategic IT partner for Workplace Services. Headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Vestas is a global energy company that delivers best-in-class wind energy solutions in over 75 countries. Vestas' core business comprises of the development, manufacturing, sale and maintenance of wind power plants. On 25 May 2016, Wipro announced the launch of Total Customer Centricity (TCC), a Master Data Management solution for the manufacturing sector. Total Customer Centricity (TCC) will enable global manufacturers to transition from a product-centric to a customer-centric approach. TCC will also provide visibility into the relationships between devices, locations and customers. The solution will allow manufacturers across the globe capture a comprehensive, single view of each of their customers and products. On 8 June 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Mountain View based Authentise Inc, a leading provider of 3D printing technologies and consulting services. This strategic partnership between Wipro and Authentise will enable adoption of additive manufacturing among the Global 2,000 companies. On 15 June 2016, Wipro announced the launch of its analytics solution, Data Discovery Platform. The solution provides pertinent business insights across the value chain of an industry through pre-defined 'apps'. Wipro's Data Discovery Platform will enable businesses to embark on an analytics journey with value added services of process simplification and business transformation. On 20 July 2016, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced that it has awarded a seven-year strategic IT and Business transformation contract to Wipro. GTAA operates Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and the second largest in North America in terms of international traffic. On 7 September 2016, Wipro announced that it has won an IT contract from NSB Group, one of Norway's largest transportation groups. Headquartered in Oslo, NSB has extensive passenger transportation operations by way of the rail and bus, freight by rail, property management and development and train maintenance segments. As part of the three-year agreement, Wipro will implement its Boundaryless Datacenter (BLDC) and LiVE Workspace solutions and utilize its next-generation delivery framework ServiceNXT to deliver services which will help NSB variablise its IT operations. On 12 September 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Israel-based IntSights Cyber Intelligence Ltd to bolster and expand its 'Threat Intelligence as- a- Service offering.' Intsights has developed a sophisticated cyber threat intelligence platform which provides advance warning and customized insights about potential cyberattacks and recommends remedial action. The company monitors the open, deep and dark web, including cyber-crime forums and social media platforms for signs of targeted threats against enterprises and provides alerts in near real-time to enable timely response and mitigation. Wipro's 'Threat Intelligence as a Service' offering delivers in-depth analysis of cyber threats originating from in-house sources and third-party sources or threat actors and provides enterprises with accurate cyber intelligence and incident mitigation strategies. On 12 September 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Vectra Networks, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company that provides automated threat management solutions for real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks. Wipro will leverage the Vectra automated threat management platform built with artificial intelligence-based on machine learning and behavioral analytics to detect attacker behaviors and user anomalies in the network. On 15 September 2016, Wipro and Reltio, an enterprise data-driven applications and modern data management Platform as a Service (PaaS) company, announced a partnership to develop faster and cost effective Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. This partnership will help Reltio and Wipro's clients bridge the gap between data and insights by boosting the reliability of information, while ensuring users get access to relevant data. On 20 September 2016, Wipro and Witbe, a leading innovator in the field of Test Automation and Services Quality of Experience (QoE) Monitoring Robots for Broadband, Voice and TV Triple-Play monitoring, unveiled their global partnership. This partnership is of strategic importance to Wipro, and will offer integrated test automation and video services monitoring solutions for customer deployments across set top box, mobile platforms and other handheld devices. These solutions will benefit new and existing customers of Wipro and Witbe including semiconductor players, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and service providers in the media industry. On 13 October 2016, Wipro announced the launch of Treasury DNA Decisions and Analytics platform that will digitally enable global treasuries using cloud technologies. Treasury DNA is powered by BELLIN's tm5, a leading treasury management systems provider. Treasury DNA is a next generation platform with a comprehensive suite of technology services delivered in a subscription-based model, and is ideal for global treasurers who aspire to be future-ready. The platform aims to transform and enhance treasury processes and operations within an enterprise. It provides real-time, integrated data and actionable treasury insights to power financial decision making. On 20 October 2016, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Appirio, a global cloud services company that creates next generation worker and customer experiences, for a purchase consideration of USD 500 million. Established in 2006, Appirio is headquartered in Indianapolis with offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur, and Tokyo and has 1,250 employees worldwide. Appirio is a trusted partner to some of the world's leading brands, including Stryker, Robert Half, Johnson Controls, Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Home Depot, and Sony PlayStation. Once completed, Wipro's acquisition of Appirio will create one of the world's largest cloud transformation practices, a game changer in today's as-a-service and digital economy. Appirio also brings to Wipro, Topcoder, a leading crowdsourcing marketplace connecting over a million designers, developers and data scientists around the world with customers. On 27 October 2016, Wipro announced that it has won a five-year engagement with Speciality Restaurants Ltd., a leading fine dining operator in India with 107 restaurants spread across India, Bangladesh, Tanzania and Doha in Qatar. Wipro will offer energy management services to Speciality Restaurants, which would help pare energy and operational costs. The EcoEnergy business of Wipro will implement its Managed Restaurant Energy Services (MRES) program across Speciality Restaurants' full service restaurants. On 7 November 2016, Wipro announced the launch of its Open Banking API (Application Programming Interface) Platform. The Open API platform will enable banks and financial institutions to launch Open Banking initiatives and create new forms of distribution channels and servicing capabilities, provide access to third-party application marketplaces, and comply with emerging regulatory norms through the standardization of APIs. Open Banking is an emerging trend in financial technology that uses Open APIs to enable third party developers build applications and services around a financial institution. It facilitates greater financial transparency and helps financial institutions innovate and create new revenue models. Open Banking has been gaining significant momentum across the globe, especially in the European banking industry - driven by changing regulatory mandates. Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) is one such regulatory mandate that aims to standardize, integrate and improve payment efficiency in the European Union. On 15 November 2016, Wipro and ASG Technologies, a global provider of information access, management and control solutions, announced an expanded partnership that integrates the offerings of Wipro's Data Management Centre of Excellence (CoE) with ASG's Enterprise Data Intelligence solution to improve compliance for the global financial services companies. On 1 December 2016, Wipro announced that it has been awarded a three-year IT infrastructure services and digital transformation contract by Woodside. Woodside is an Australian oil and gas company with a global presence, and is recognised for its world-class capabilities as an explorer, a developer, a producer and supplier. Leveraging its ServiceNXT platform, Wipro will provide Managed Services for IT Infrastructure across Woodside's global portfolio, with a focus on the larger sites of Perth and Karratha in Australia. The engagement includes delivering infrastructure services to offshore maritime facilities and potential exploration sites. On 25 January 2017, Wipro signed an agreement to acquire InfoSERVER S.A. for BRL 27.6 Million (USD 8.7 million). InfoSERVER, an IT services provider, which is focussed on the Brazilian market, provides custom application development and software deployment services. Two-decade old InfoSERVER, which counts some of the largest Brazilian banks as its clients, will help Wipro in expanding its presence in the country's highly traditional and competitive Banking, Financial Services & Insurance market besides adding invaluable domain and process knowledge on the sector. On 30 January 2017, Wipro announced a strategic partnership with Tradeshift, the fastest growing business commerce platform, to offer cloud-based Source-to-Pay (S2P) Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solution. The partnership aims to help customers accelerate digitalization and automation in their procurement, finance and accounting functions. Headquartered in San Francisco, Tradeshift offers a business commerce platform to digitally connect companies through cloud-based, collaborative accounts payable and procurement automation. Along with the partnership agreement, Wipro Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Wipro, has made an investment in Tradeshift to strengthen the partnership and further develop Tradeshift's innovative applications, trade financing solutions platform and business-to-business marketplace ecosystem. On 31 January 2017, Wipro Gallagher Solutions (WGS), an end-to-end provider of lending products and services, announced a partnership with Veri-Tax LLC, a leading national verification specialist, to streamline verification solutions. The partnership between Wipro Gallagher Solutions, the provider of the NetOxygen Loan Origination System (LOS) and Veri-Tax LLC will help lenders mitigate identity fraud, accelerate processing, and improve the customer's experience seamlessly and electronically. On 1 February 2017, Wipro announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, member-supported organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This membership provides Wipro opportunities to engage and innovate with multi-partner testbeds and adopt best practices to drive digital transformation for customers. On 14 February 2017, Wipro announced that it is delivering analytics-based insights for specific industries with the Data Discovery Platform, its newest big data analytics-as-a-service solution. Built with IBM BigInsights and IBM dashDB and developed on Bluemix, IBM's cloud platform, the solution accelerates insight-driven decision making through pre-built applications for specific industries, such as banking and financial services, retail, energy, education and manufacturing. On 15 February 2017, Wipro announced that its Digital-TV (DTV) Middleware Solution, which facilitates In-Car TV reception systems, has been customized for the Japanese automotive market. Wipro's DTV Middleware offering provides a turnkey solution for global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of automotive infotainment systems to enable broadcast TV reception within vehicles. On 28 February 2017, Wipro announced a new IoT-based solution for wind parks and wind turbine manufacturers that leverages the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Windpark Manager 4.0. The solution manages wind turbines and associated IT infrastructure, including IT applications and security aspects to optimize operational expenditure, generate new revenue streams, and future-proof a customer's business. On 8 March 2017, Wipro announced that it has become a member of the LoRa Alliance, one of the fastest growing Internet of Things (IoT) alliances with over 400 members. This membership will help Wipro accelerate its Internet of Things (IoT) solution deployments, using Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) technology for customers across industry sectors such as energy, utilities, natural resources, smart cities, ports, and logistics. On 14 March 2017, Wipro announced that it has won a twelve-year contract from NHS Scotland to build a next generation Enterprise Master Patient Index (eMPI) solution. This solution, which will be hosted in Scotland, will help NHS Scotland transition from its current legacy Community Health Index System (CHI) to offer cost effective, efficient, paperless and patient-friendly healthcare services in Scotland. NHS Scotland is the region's National Health Board working towards reducing health inequalities and improving health conditions. On 15 March 2017, Wipro announced its partnership with Harte Hanks to offer marketing technology services. As part of the multi-year engagement, Wipro will upgrade Harte Hank's data analytics and applications platform, create a scalable operating model and simplify IT related processes for the company. Harte Hanks is an American marketing services company specializing in omni-channel marketing solutions including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center. On 15 March 2017, Wipro announced the opening of an Automotive Engineering Center (AEC) in Detroit. The center aims to drive innovation in connected vehicle concepts - design, product engineering, digital customer-vehicle experiences, artificial intelligence, and sensors-driven advanced vehicle data analytics. The center will serve as a hub to support the automotive engineering and IT requirements of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and tier-I suppliers, based in North America. On 4 May 2017, Wipro announced that it has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) as a founding member. EEA is a collaboration of enterprises to promote, develop and implement enterprise grade Ethereum-based blockchain applications across industries for specific business use cases.On 17 May 2017, Wipro announced that it has developed nine blockchain-based solutions for the Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Goods industries. Defined, designed and co-developed with clients in Wipro's Blockchain Innovation Lab, these solutions demonstrate what block chain can accomplish for global enterprises. On 14 June 2017, Wipro announced that it has won an IT Applications Managed Services engagement with Valmet, a leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet is headquartered in Finland. As part of the multi-year engagement, Wipro will deliver the maintenance and support of the new ERP platform in a Managed Services model covering all global locations in which Valmet operates. The construct of the contract is geared towards bringing cost efficiencies and enabling enhanced optimization in ongoing support. Additionally, Wipro will also support the end to end testing activities around the implementation and rollout of the new ERP platform. On 15 June 2017, Wipro announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery status for AWS Service Catalog. With this status, Wipro's capabilities help clients build the AWS Service Catalog to enable self-service discovery, maintain controls and centrally manage their enterprise cloud services. On 22 June 2017, Wipro announced a collaboration with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, to set up a cloud application factory designed to offer developers and IT teams a repeatable and rapid methodology for application modernization across public, private, and hybrid clouds. Wipro's cloud application factory will have a dedicated services team that can help drive the strategy, design, and delivery of next generation applications globally, using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat's award-winning container application platform. On 28 June 2017, Wipro announced that locals now form over 50% of its US workforce. The company has been focused on creating jobs in the US underscoring its strategy to build a deep reservoir of local talent based out of centers close to its clients. During the past decade, Wipro has invested over USD 2 billion in the United States. On 5 July 2017, Wipro and Ramot, the Business Engagement Center at Tel Aviv University (TAU), announced a partnership for joint research in emerging technologies. TAU is Israel's largest institution of higher learning which is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties, over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts. The partnership envisages the creation of joint research capability at TAU, supported by Wipro to pursue core as well as applied research in fast-developing technologies in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Wipro's Board of Directors at its meeting held on 20 July 2017 approved a proposal to buyback up to 34.37 crore equity shares of the company for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 11000 crore, being 7.06% of the total paid up equity share capital, at Rs 320 per share on a proportionate basis under the tender offer route. On 25 July 2017, Wipro announced a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer IT infrastructure solutions in a consumption-based or pay-per-use business model for enterprises. This model for IT Infrastructure procurement and provisioning will be offered to both Wipro and HPE's customers, globally. As a part of this alliance, Wipro will leverage HPE Flexible Capacity to offer flexible and scalable IT infrastructure services in a consumption-based IT model, accelerate growth and enable digital transformation for its customers. HPE's scalable consumption-based IT model of provisioning and procurement coupled with Wipro's industry proven end-to-end suite of IT Infrastructure services, and global delivery capabilities will enhance the security, agility, scalability of customers' IT infrastructure, and help them ascertain and regulate the public cloud economics of their data centers. On 1 August 2017, Wipro announced the launch of a multi-million dollar Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Mountain View, California. This state-of-the-art R&D and incubation hub is designed to develop and showcase next-generation technologies and solutions for enterprises. On 2 August 2017, Wipro and Tricentis, a software testing company and a thought leader in the automated testing space, announced a partnership for Quality Engineering. This partnership with Tricentis will strengthen Wipro's Quality Engineering and Testing Services capabilities, by integrating Tricentis Tosca, a continuous testing platform, with Wipro AssureNXT, a managed services QA platform combined with the capabilities of Wipro HOLMES Artificial Intelligence Platform as a part of the broader automaton ecosystem. On 7 August 2017, Wipro announced the availability of Data Discovery Platform, its big data analytics-as-a-service solution on Microsoft Azure. The solution accelerates insight-driven decision making through pre-built applications for specific industries, such as banking and financial services, retail, energy, education and manufacturing. Wipro's Data Discovery Platform will enable businesses to embark on an analytics journey with value added services of process simplification and business transformation to bridge the gap between the insights required by business and the information that is available. Wipro Data Discovery Platform is available in an outcome-based pay-per-insight' cloud delivery model. On 8 August 2017, Wipro and Excelfore, a leading provider of middleware solutions for Smart Mobility Networks, announced a global partnership to offer secure connectivity solutions for next generation smart and autonomous vehicles. This partnership combines Excelfore's Smart Mobility Networks solutions with Wipro's global systems integration and managed services expertise to enable connected car solutions for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 equipment makers. On 16 August 2017, Wipro announced that it has won a five-year IT infrastructure and applications managed services engagement with Grameenphone (GP), a leading telecom operator in Bangladesh. Wipro will be managing the complete IT landscape for GP, leveraging Wipro HOLMES. On 4 September 2017, Wipro announced the launch of its newest digital pod in Edinburgh, Scotland, deepening its commitment to offer digital services at close proximity to its UK and European customers. The Edinburgh Pod is purpose-built for Wipro's digital strategy, design and engineering teams to work in a collaborative and adaptive workspace, along with clients. Digital pods allow teams to work with the necessary autonomy to facilitate speed, continually evaluating progress with user research and technical performance data. On 7 September 2017, Wipro announced that it has won a five-year IT applications management contract from Outokumpu. Headquartered in Finland, Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel. As part of the five-year contract, Wipro will provide applications management services for Outokumpu's SAP landscape along with legacy applications support to cover Outokumpu locations globally. On 12 September 2017, Wipro announced the launch of an Automotive Center of Excellence (CoE) in Timisoara, Romania. This CoE will help Wipro deliver innovative embedded software solutions for its global and European clients. This engineering center in Romania is part of Wipro's global delivery network that offers best-in-class engineering and IT services. On 13 September 2017, Wipro announced that it has joined Hyperledger to design and develop open source-based blockchain solutions for enterprise-grade blockchain deployments. Hyperledger is a global open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies across sectors such as finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. On 14 September 2017, McLaren Technology Group announced that Wipro has become the official technology provider to help drive digitalisation across its businesses. Wipro will assist McLaren with achieving its recently defined IT strategy, focusing on providing next-generation differentiated IT services to its business divisions with an emphasis on agility and improved reliability. On 14 September 2017, Wipro announced the launch of automation services powered by its HOLMES artificial intelligence platform. Wipro's automation services are designed to deliver cognitive enhancements to user experience and productivity with a measurably improved Business Value Index' for each level of a business process. On 15 September 2017, Wipro announced that it has been awarded a seven-year contract by innogy SE to manage its data center and cloud services. innogy SE is an established European energy company. As part of the agreement signed in November 2016, innogy transferred its twin data centers in Neurath und Niederaussen in Germany to Wipro on 1 February 2017. The subsequent transition phase ran smoothly. Wipro will leverage its BoundaryLess Data Center offering to help innogy drive a transformation program to rationalize, virtualize and consolidate its IT infrastructure. On 15 September 2017, Wipro announced plans to deliver the Wipro BoundaryLess Data Center (BLDC) solution built on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack to help customers expand their infrastructure capabilities beyond the traditional walls of the enterprise datacenter. This joint offering will help Wipro's customers benefit from an economic cloud model, in a hybrid environment across both on-premises data centers and the Azure public cloud. On 26 September 2017, Wipro and CloudGenix Inc., a leading provider of Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) products, announced a partnership to offer open and managed SD-WAN services. Termed as WANFreedom, the service allows enterprise customers to rapidly deploy cloud, SaaS (Software as a Service) and data center applications over any combination of MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), Internet broadband and LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks, thereby enabling a rich user experience and IT infrastructure cost optimization. On 5 October 2017, Wipro Digital announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cooper, an award-winning design and business strategy consultancy. Wipro Digital is the digital business unit of Wipro. Cooper will become part of Designit, Wipro Digital's strategic design arm, further strengthening its design and innovation capabilities, expanding its reach in North America and adding capabilities in professional design education. On 6 November 2017, Wipro announced the launch of industry-specific solutions on SAP Leonardo. The first set of solutions will focus on the utilities industry, while the next will cover the consumer and manufacturing industries. SAP Leonardo is a holistic digital innovation system that comprehensively integrates future-facing technologies and capabilities into SAP Cloud Platform. As part of the partnership, Wipro will develop industry-specific analytics 'apps' on its insights-as-a-service solution, Data Discovery Platform, leveraging SAP Leonardo analytics, Big Data and data intelligence capabilities. On 1 December 2017, Wipro announced that its long-time customer National Grid US has filed lawsuit against the company in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York seeking damages amounting to $140 million plus additional costs related to the project. The lawsuit relates to an ERP implementation project which began in 2009. Wipro joined the project in 2010, and the post-Go-live process was completed in 2014. Wipro said National Grid's claims are baseless and that the company will vigorously contest the allegations in court. On 15 December 2017, Wipro announced a partnership with Headspin, a San Francisco-based powerful, easy-to-use mobile experience platform, to offer next-generation mobility quality engineering and testing solutions on global mobile networks. This partnership will leverage Headspin's network of 22,000 mobile devices deployed in carrier networks across 150 locations and Wipro's industry leading quality assurance capabilities to bring significant value to customers by validating their mobile applications, devices and networks under real life conditions. The joint offering will enable continuous monitoring of applications, identification of performance bottlenecks and rectification of inefficient content delivery to ensure a seamless application experience for end users, across geographies. Wipro Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Wipro that is focused on investing in early- to mid-stage startups, made an investment in Headspin in October 2017. On 23 January 2018, Wipro announced that it has won a multi-year business process services engagement with Nilfisk. Headquartered in Denmark, Nilfisk is a leading global supplier of professional cleaning equipment and solutions. As part of this contract which was signed in June 2017, Wipro will leverage its global delivery network to implement business process services for Nilfisk in the areas of Finance and Accounting (F&A), Marketing services as well as select IT services in more than 45 client locations, across the world. Wipro will support Nilfisk in consolidating its back office Finance & Accounting operations, being delivered from globally diverse locations. On 24 January 2018, Wipro announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Wipro LLC will invest $9.9 million for a minority stake in Harte Hanks, a US-based global marketing services company specializing in omni-channel marketing solutions including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center. Both companies will expand their existing partnership to offer end-to-end marketing technology services to customers. On 1 March 2018, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a minority stake in US based Denim Group, a leading independent application security firm. This partnership will bring together Wipro's strong digital transformation and cybersecurity capabilities with Denim Group's application security consulting, assessments and implementation services including DevSecOps and secure development training services. On 14 March 2018, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to divest its hosted data center services business to Ensono, a leading hybrid IT services provider, for USD 405 million. Wipro and Ensono have also signed a long-term partnership agreement to jointly address the hybrid IT requirements of Wipro's new and existing enterprise customers. As part of the agreement, Wipro will make a strategic investment of USD 55 million in Ensono's combined entity. On 14 March 2018, Wipro and Trintech, a leading global provider of integrated, cloud-based Record to Report (R2R) finance software solutions for the office of finance, announced a strategic partnership to deliver digital solutions that help simplify and automate business finance functions at enterprises. As a strategic partner, Wipro will offer its clients Trintech's portfolio of financial solutions, which encompass high-volume transaction matching, balance sheet and intercompany reconciliations, journal entries, financial close task management, disclosure and fiduciary reporting, and compliance management. Wipro will work further with its clients to complement Trintech's portfolio with its strong consulting and execution capabilities in three key areas: collaborating with Wipro's AI & Automation platform HOLMESTM to extend the footprint of Trintech's Risk Intelligent RPATM financial solution; planning and delivering world-class financial transformation along with integration services with clients' systems; and post-implementation support utilizing Wipro's global delivery model. On 26 March 2018, Wipro announced an expanded global relationship with Adobe to create, build and run digital marketing solutions and campaigns for their clients, across the globe. As a part of this alliance, Wipro will embed Adobe's design and prototyping software, Adobe XD CC, the all-in-one UX/UI solution for designing and prototyping mobile apps and websites, into its Digital Experience Platform. On 27 March 2018, Wipro unveiled its Texas Technology Center in Plano, Texas. The new facility will primarily house Wipro's US cyber security center, as well as serve as a hub for advanced analytics. The state-of-the-art 45,000-square feet center is designed to promote collaboration, spur eativity and enhance productivity. In addition to the newly-launched Texas Technology Center in Plano, Wipro has major operations in Dallas and Houston, in Texas. The company plans to ramp up its headcount in Texas to 2,000 over the next few years from 1,400 now.

Wipro Ltd Chairman Speech

Dear Stakeholders,

As I write this, we are in the middle of the biggest crisis we have seen in our lifetimes, the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, it has created unprecedented socioeconomic disruption, fear and the tragic loss of human life. The collapse in economic activity this time is likely at a level unseen in previous recessions. The exit path remains a vaccine and till then it is likely to be a bumpy ride with a continuous stop-start rhythm and strict health protocols.

Having said that, most of us have lived through economic crises before. Each time the agony has been different but each time we have adapted and bounced back. I am hopeful that like all previous crises, the COVID-19 calamity will also pass and in time, a fresh wave of business energy will be unleashed. The next few months will be critical for organizations as they build their resilience in order to persist, resurrect their businesses and master the new business environment.

"I am confident that we will emerge from this crisis, a stronger Wipro and a more valuable partner to our clients than ever before."

Empowering Resilience for a brighter future

As companies focus on resilience to survive and thrive, one trend that I see accelerating is the rapid adoption of technology. Businesses across the world were undertaking large changes, even before the outbreak, but this crisis now provides an opportunity to hasten the transformation which will be imperative to the existence of many. Uneasy consumers will precipitate this shift to digital across industries and markets. We expect a profound impact on the established ways of operations. The work needs to be done ‘anywhere by anyone'. Virtual, remote, community-based and distributed work models will become mainstream, empowered by collaborative technologies. Enterprises will also need to evaluate their technology stack so that it enables them to operate with flexibility and agility, and work with partners who can respond and adjust quickly to changing circumstances.

Our strategy of driving a "Digital first" approach through four foundational pillars of Business Transformation, Modernization, Connected Intelligence and Trust become particularly relevant in this context. We have made differentiated investments to strengthen our offerings in digital, cloud, engineering and cybersecurity. Digital has now become the only way forward. We have made massive strides in accelerating our clients cloud journey through our differentiated cloud studios. We are continuing to enhance go-to-market partnerships with hyper-scalers and focused on creating innovative solutions. We have been endorsed as leaders by key analyst firms which reinforces our position as a trusted partner who drives value across three key pillars – Business acceleration, Customer experience and Connected Insights. We continue to make disproportionate investments in cybersecurity in areas like Security Strategy, Compliance Advisory, Cloud Security and OT & IoT Security to address the dynamic threat landscape. We now have 15 cyber defense centers across the world to locally manage security operations. We have partnered strategically and actively with the start-up ecosystem. Wipro Ventures, our corporate venture fund, has invested in cybersecurity startups like IntSights, Vectra.AI, CyCognito and CloudKnox.io. Our delivery model that enables a virtual, adaptive, and intelligent enterprise is based on the principles of distributed, no-shore, agile workforces and a cloud-first approach. We are able to provide virtual and community work models leveraging our solutions, such as Talent as a Service ("TaaS") through Topcoder. This platform provides continuous connectivity with seamless end-point security, access from anywhere and real-time collaboration.

The other objective that will remain of paramount importance is of employee safety and well-being. In March, at the early onset of COVID-19, we successfully triggered our business continuity plans and enabled work from home for more than 90% for our global employees. What has been heartening is that a change of this scale was executed very smoothly. In these past few months, we have settled well into this new way of working and our focus remains to provide impeccable service to our customers. We actively leverage collaborative technologies to remain connected and engaged, ensuring employee welfare and seamless customer service delivery. We believe strongly that the model of work has changed forever, and we will never go back fully to the old ways of working. We will increasingly leverage more technology to onboard, induct, train and engage with our employees, and our workforce will never come back to a 100% work from office mode.

As the world's best scientific minds scramble to find a vaccine or a cure for the virus, as businesses we have a deep responsibility to the communities within which we operate. Our response is an integrated set of carefully targeted actions that we are implementing in close collaboration with the Azim Premji Foundation and Wipro Enterprises Pvt Ltd, where we have jointly committed Rs.1,125 crores (~$150M). Our commitment rests on two crucial pillars, the first is to balance short-term relief with medium-term requirements over the next 12-18 months and the second is to prioritize our effort to the most vulnerable sections of society who have been most adversely affected. A crisis like this requires us to think differently and to respond in an innovative, dynamic manner. A good example of this is how we repurposed the kitchen infrastructure in our facilities in Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata to provide cooked meals twice daily for more than 45 days running to thousands of vulnerable families in India. We have been able to provide around 3 million meals during this period serving more than 250,000 people. The other example is re-purposing one of our unused campuses in Pune into a 450 bed COVID-19 isolation hospital. Wipro Limited has specifically committed Rs.100 crores towards these efforts and contributed Rs.25 crores of this to the Prime Minister's relief funds.

Our Performance & Return to Shareholders

For the year ending 31st March 2020, our IT Services Revenues at $8.26 billion grew by 3.9% YoY (in constant currency and after adjusting for the divestments) and our Net Income at Rs.97.2 billion grew by 8.0% YoY aided by improved operating margins, higher other income and lower taxes. For the full year the EPS was at Rs.16.67 per share up 11.2% YoY and the Operating Cash Flows at Rs.100.6 billion was at 103.5% of our Net Income. Our Gross Cash is at $4.4 billion and Net Cash is at $3.4 billion. Our pay-out for FY20 is at Rs.112.2 billion through buyback and dividends (including dividend distribution tax) to our shareholders, which is 115.4% of our Net Income. The cash on our balance sheet provides us with the ability to pursue strategic organic investments as well as mergers & acquisitions.

Our Values & Growth mindset

This year is also a special year in our history as we turn 75. While our company has transformed many times over the years, the one fundamental constant which has always been at our core is our values that we call the ‘Spirit of Wipro'. With every passing year, our commitment to the success of our clients and our resolve of unyielding integrity has only strengthened. The other intangible factor that drives enduring success in business is the culture of the organization which is experienced through five key habits. These habits are our values in action and represent how you experience us every day. These five habits are Being Respectful, Being Responsive, Always Communicating, Demonstrating Stewardship and Building Trust. I believe in their power together to deliver a great impact. One of the things that I have spent a significant amount of time over the last few months is on this cultural transformation. I am humbled and energized in seeing our values and culture at every level in the organization, not just in matters of business, but also in our strong sense of purpose to our communities and the worlds at large. I am confident that we will emerge from this crisis, a stronger Wipro and a more valuable partner to our clients than ever before.

Earlier this year in January, our CEO, Abidali Neemuchwala decided to step down from his role due to personal commitments, I want to thank Abid for all that he has done for Wipro and for the commitment and passion he has brought to the job every day over in these last five years. The Board and I are pleased to announce the appointment of Thierry Delaporte as our new CEO & Managing Director, effective July 6, 2020. Thierry brings with him an exceptional leadership track record, strong international exposure, deep strategic expertise, a unique ability to forge long-standing client relationships, and proven experience of driving transformation and managing technological disruption. I believe that Thierry is the right leader for Wipro to drive us forward in our next phase of growth.

Lastly, I am truly humbled at being appointed Chairman of Wipro Limited. I have begun this journey with a deep sense of gratitude - it is both an honor and a privilege to lead our company. I am thankful to our clients, partners, and other stakeholders who have reposed their trust and confidence in me and team Wipro. We are committed to work through the current environment and our future feels bright and exciting. Together, we shall overcome and triumph!

Very Sincerely,
Rishad A Premji
Chairman

   

   

Wipro Ltd Company History

Wipro Ltd is a leading India based provider of IT Services, including Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, globally. The company provides comprehensive IT Solutions and Services, including Systems Integration, Information Systems Outsourcing, IT Enabled Services, Package Implementation, Software Application development and maintenance, and Research and Development Services to corporations globally. The company is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. In the Indian market, they are a leader in providing IT Solutions and Services for the corporate segment in India, offering System Integration, Network Integration, Software Solutions and IT Services. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, they provide IT Solutions and Services for global corporations. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India. The company provides the integrated business, technology and process solution on a global delivery platform to customers across Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. They offer business value to clients through process excellence and service delivery innovation such as Information Technology services, Product Engineering services, Technology Infrastructure services, Business Process Outsourcing services and consulting services. During the financial year 2013, Wipro carried out demerger of consumer care and lighting, infrastructure engineering businesses and other non IT business of the company. After the demerger, Wipro became a company focused on the IT services business. Wipro Ltd was incorporated in the year 1945 at Karnataka by Azim H Premji who is promoter and chairman of the company. The company started as an edible oil producer and then transformed itself into leading player in Fast Moving Consumer Goods and IT services & Products business. During the year 1994-95, the company secured ISO 9001 certification for their five manufacturing and development facilities. In February 2001, the company became the first software technology and services company in India to be certified for ISO:14001 certification for complying with the international standards for Environmental Management System (EMS) in three major software development and technology centers in Bangalore. Wipro Technologies won the 'Banker Technology Award' for the year 2004 Instituted by the Financial Times in the 'Risk Management Award' category. During the year 2005-06, the company acquired mPower Software Services Inc, a Princeton, New Jersey, US headquartered company with a development center in Chennai and MPACT Technology Services Pvt Ltd, based in Chennai, for an all cash consideration of USD 28 million. Also, they acquired New Logic Technologies AG, an Austrian firm which is mainly engaged in the semiconductor IP business and the Engineering Design Services business including the Analog Mixed Signal Business for an all cash consideration of Euro 26 million. The company received the BEST award from American society for training & development (ASTD) for three consecutive years 2004, 2005 and 2006. During the year 2006-07, the company acquired US based Quantech Global Services LLC and the India based Quantech Global Services Ltd for a cash consideration of approximately USD 3 million. They acquired US based CMango Inc and India based CMango India Pvt Ltd for cash consideration of USD 20 Million. They also acquired Finland based Saraware Oy Middle East and SAARC operations of 3D Networks and Planet PSG during the year. In their Consumer Care and Lighting business, the company acquired North-West Switches business from North- West Switchgear Ltd, a company in the business of switches, sockets, MCBs etc. for an upfront cash consideration of Rs 1,022 million. In the Infrastructure Engineering business, they acquired Hydrauto Group AB for a cash consideration of USD 31 million. The company in partnership with Motorola and formed a joint venture namely WMNETSERV Ltd for delivering world-class managed Services to telecom operators in the area of network operations. During the year 2007-08, as per scheme of amalgamation, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Ltd, Wipro Healthcare IT Ltd, Quantech Global Services Ltd mPact Technology Services Pvt Ltd, mPower Software Services (India) Pvt Ltd and cMango India Pvt Ltd were amalgamated with the company with effect from April 1, 2007. The company in association with DAR Al-Riyadh Holding Co Ltd formed a joint venture namely Wipro Arabia Ltd, for providing application development, implementation and maintenance services, systems integration and data storage services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During the year, the company acquired 100% shareholding in Unza Holdings Ltd, a Singapore based Fast Moving Consumer Goods company together with their subsidiaries for an all cash consideration of approximately USD 246 million. They acquired US-based provider of IT infrastructure management, enterprise application and business process outsourcing services, for an acquisition price of about USD 600 million. They also acquired OKI Techno Centre Singapore Pte Ltd (now called as Wipro Techno Centre Singapore Pte Ltd) in an all cash deal of USD 2.5 million. During the year 2008-09, the company invested an aggregate of USD 432 million as equity, in their direct subsidiaries Wipro Cyprus Pvt Ltd, Wipro Holdings (Mauritius) Ltd, Wipro Inc and Wipro Technology Services Ltd. They also re-structured a few of their overseas subsidiaries and merged them with their holding company in the US. In January 2009, the company acquired Wipro Technology Services Ltd (formerly called as Citi Technology Services Ltd) for USD 127 million. During the year 2009-10, Wipro Networks Pte Ltd, Singapore and WMNETSERV Ltd, Cyprus were amalgamated with the company with effect from April 1, 2009. In August 2009, the company entered into partnership with Lavasa Corporation Ltd for planning, implementing and managing Information and Communication Technology services across Lavasa City. In October 2009, the company signed an agreement with Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd and formed a joint venture company namely Wipro Airport IT Services Ltd. Also, Wipro GE Healthcare Pvt Ltd, the joint venture between the company and GE Healthcare, transformed their business by integrating several existing stand-alone business units and manufacturing plants of GE Healthcare in India under Wipro GE Healthcare Entity. In November 2009, the company signed an agreement to acquire the 'Yardley' Brand business in Asia, Middle East, Australia and certain African markets from UK based Lornamead Group. In March 2010, they won a turnkey project from the Financial Intelligence Unit - India, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. As part of the project, the company will implement FiNnet (Financial Intelligence Network) for FIU-IND. In April 2010, the company signed a partnership agreement with Philips to offer Blu-ray middleware and solution development services around Philips' developed Blu-ray technology. In May 2010, the company and Oracle Corporation launched a co developed solution, a Process Integration Pack (PIP) for the High Technology industry. This solution is part of Wipro's offerings that provide a comprehensive solution footprint for the High Technology industry. They entered into a co-innovation agreement with SAP AG to develop and deliver sustainability management and energy management solutions to enterprise customers globally. In June 2010, the company's Business Process Outsourcing division partnered with Microsoft Corporation for providing global Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) for Microsoft's Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio. The company launched Wipro Hospitality Management Solution at HITEC 2010, the conference for the Hospitality and Leisure industry. In July 2010, the company in association with Lavasa Corporation Ltd and Cisco Systems Inc signed definitive agreements for Cisco to participate in MyCity Technologies Ltd to provide information and communications technology services in the new development of Lavasa City. In August 2010, the company entered into a five year agreement with ArcelorMittal, the steel company, to consolidate and migrate their messaging systems to the Microsoft Exchange 2010 messaging platform. In September 2010, the company signed five year strategic partnership with Central Bank of India for providing core banking solution for seven sponsored regional rural banks. The company will deliver business-IT alignment by deploying and implementing the core banking solution and the identified delivery channels seamlessly. They will also set up a 24 hour centralized helpdesk facility for the project, covering applications, data center, networks, security and end user systems. During the year 2010-11, the company re-structured a few of their subsidiaries including overseas subsidiaries through merger/other legal process. Wipro Yardley consumer care Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary company got merged with Wipro Ltd with effect from April 1, 2010, being the appointed date. In December 2010, the company signed a contract with Vodafone Essar. As a part of this strategic engagement, the company will support Vodafone Essar with its fixed line telecom services for enterprise business customers. Wipro will provide a wide range of services including network design and build, integration with existing IT OSS/ BSS applications and managed services if the setup over three years. In addition, Wipro will also build an Enterprise Network Operation Center to manage the operations of Vodafone Essar's enterprise customers. In January 2011, the company and Callidus Software Inc entered into a partnership to drive sales performance management across organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. In May 2011, the company signed an agreement to acquire majority stake of Brazil based Hydraulic Cylinder manufacturer R.K.M. EQUIPAMENTOS HIDRAULICOS LTDA. In June 10, 2011, the company acquired the Commercial Business Services Business Unit of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). In 2012, Australia-based MMG Selects Wipro as Strategic Partner. Wipro Acquires L.D.Waxson with Skincare brands Bio-essence & Ginvera. Wipro Tech joined Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to develop smartphone-based connected-car solutions. Wipro Technologies and Oracle joined hands to offer next gen Oracle Fusion HCM solution. In a bid to capture the growth in fast emerging trade promotion industry, India's third largest software exporter Wipro ltd has signed an agreement to acquire Promax Applications Group (PAG) for a total consideration of AUD 35 million. Wipro also Wins NASSCOM Corporate Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion 2012. In 2013, Wipro Wins NASSCOM Corporate Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion 2012. Wipro Launched Wipro AssureHealth Platform on Microsoft Technologies. Wipro also Wins 3 Year Contract from Emirates NBD. Wipro launches 3rd edition of its sustainability program for schools and colleges- earthian 2013'. Wipro Launches Co-Innovation Center for SAP Solutions in Bangalore. Wipro Launches Mobility Center of Excellence with Kony in Hyderabad. Wipro Receives National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. During the financial year 2013, Wipro carried out demerger of consumer care and lighting, infrastructure engineering businesses and other non IT business of the company. After the demerger, Wipro became a company focused on the IT services business. In 2014, Wipro Wins 2013 Global, Asian and Indian MAKE Awards. Wipro Wins Ten Year Integrated IT and BPO Contract from UK-based, Carillion Plc. Wipro Signs Partnership with AxiomSL. Wipro Wins Managed Services Contract from DEN Networks. Wipro Wins a Transformational IT Applications and Infrastructure Engagement with 7-Eleven in Australia. Wipro Wins a Strategic Ten Year Total Outsourcing Engagement with ATCO. Wipro Launches Global Customer Experience Center. Wipro Ranked Global Leader in Telecom R&D Services for the Third Consecutive Year. Wipro is Rated as a No.1 Global Engineering and R&D service provider by Zinnov. In 2015, Wipro wins $400m IT Infra Deal from Swiss Giant ABB. Wipro is also Awarded Multi Year Strategic Infrastructure Management Contract by Allied Irish Banks. Wipro also joins together with Acquia for digital technology. Wipro signs an agreement with Nexenta. Wipro Wins 5-Year Strategic Engagement with Coop Norge Handel AS. Wipro Wins 2015 Aegis Graham Bell Award for 'Innovation in IoT. Wipro Business Process Services Launches enterprise-Know Your Customer (e-KYC)' Automation Solution for Financial Institutions. On 2 December 2015, Wipro announced that it has signed an agreement with Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBBW) to acquire cellent AG for 73.5 million euros. Cellent AG is a leading IT consulting and software services company and has been offering holistic innovative IT solutions and services to its customers in the DACH region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the past 14 years. cellent AG serves the DACH market region with a team of more than 800 consultants, who will now become part of Wipro. On 9 December 2015, Wipro Digital, the digital business unit of Wipro, announced the opening of its new London pod, furthering its commitment to offer enhanced digital transformation services at close proximity to its UK and European customers. The new pod is purpose-built for Wipro Digital's strategy, design and engineering teams to work in a collaborative and adaptive workspace side-by-side with clients. On 23 December 2015, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Viteos Group, a BPaaS provider for the Alternative Investment Management Industry, for a purchase consideration of USD 130 million. Viteos was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. The Viteos Group provides customized straight-through-processing and integrates post-trade operations across every asset class, currency, border or structure for the alternative investment management industry in the United States, Europe and Asia. It is a leader in shadow-accounting services and offers a full range of middle and back-office outsourcing through its 400 plus employees. On 4 February 2016, leading international insurer RSA announced a new seven-year partnership with Wipro to deliver its IT infrastructure requirements across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. Wipro will be providing infrastructure as a service for mainframe, mid-range, storage, cloud and end user services in addition to a multilingual service desk for RSA employees in all the regions. This will enable pan-European standardisation, improved end-to-end responsibility and a platform for business-led collaboration. This agreement follows a 10-month sourcing programme, which included 20 bidders, and reflects RSA's aim to drive benefits through the consolidation of services across its regional businesses. On 8 February 2016, Wipro announced that it has won an IT infrastructure transformation contract from the ASSA ABLOY Group, headquartered in Sweden. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions. As part of the five-year agreement, Wipro will consolidate ASSA ABLOY's existing data centers in the EMEA region and implement a cloud-based service model, which will include IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). On 11 February 2016, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HealthPlan Services from Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. As part of the agreement, Wipro will acquire 100% of HealthPlan Services' shares for a purchase consideration of USD 460 million. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, HealthPlan Services offers market-leading technology platforms and a fully integrated Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solution to Health Insurance companies (Payers) in the individual, group and ancillary markets. HealthPlan Services' BPaaS solutions are ideal for payers who want to operate in the private and public exchanges and the off-exchange individual market in the U.S. On 22 February 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Verveba Telecom, LLC, a premiere telecom network engineering company specializing in network planning, design, deployment and mobile radio network optimization services for telecom service providers. The partnership brings together Wipro's expertise in telecom sector and Verveba's award winning Mobile Radio Network Optimization technology with services, intellectual property and solutions of both organizations. Together, the companies will offer solutions to address industry challenges in generating measurable economic value from fast growing, mobile network technology deployments & optimization especially in 4G and single RAN technologies. Verveba and Wipro will work together on business development activities and expanding solutions to telecom service providers globally. On 23 February 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with SugarCRM, the company that enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative, flexible and affordable CRM solution in the market, to offer Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions to enterprise customers. As part of the partnership, Wipro is establishing a new SugarCRM practice within Wipro's CRM service line. The company is also building a SugarCRM Center of Excellence (COE) with SugarCRM-trained and certified employees who can attend to customers worldwide. As partners, Wipro and SugarCRM anticipate addressing the increased expectations of empowered customers and will jointly offer enterprises a tool to act as the catalyst for a seamless customer experience. On 10 March 2016, Wipro announced a strategic collaboration with Tableau, a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, to offer solution accelerators and innovative delivery models for Wipro's and Tableau's customers across the globe. This partnership aims at cross leveraging business intelligence expertise between Wipro and Tableau to deliver holistic, future proof and ready-to-go advanced visualization solutions to their customers across the globe. With this partnership, Wipro will focus on creating solutions primarily in the sectors of financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and pharmaceuticals. Innovative cloud-based delivery and business models such as subscription based pricing that will be enabled with this collaboration will widen the spectrum of the offering in terms of both scale and scope. On 14 March 2016, Wipro announced that it has won a multi-year engagement with NRGi, one of the top 5 utility providers in Denmark. As part of the contract, Wipro will develop a new IT platform to transform the utility company's CRM, Billing and Service Bureau operations. On 15 March 2016, Wipro announced a strategic partnership with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automated systems, to develop convergent solutions for India's Smart Cities. Wipro and Schneider Electric will collaborate to enable the delivery of cost-effective and efficient citizen services to urban and rural communities. Both organizations will jointly develop solutions in the Smart City space for India and global markets. On 28 March 2016, Wipro announced that it has won a five-year contract from Jubilant FoodWorks Limited, master franchisee for Domino's Pizza and Dunkin' Donuts in India and the leader in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) space in the country with over 1,000 restaurants in India, to deliver energy management services and help reduce energy and operational costs. On 4 May 2016, Wipro and and Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, announced that the companies have extended their partnership to a global alliance and will work together to offer advanced enterprise analytics solutions to joint customers across industry sectors. Wipro's competency in delivering end-to-end Business Intelligence (BI) solutions combined with QlikView, Qlik's market-leading data discovery solution, will widen the scope and scale of visualization solutions offered to customers. On 5 May 2016, Wipro announced that it has been chosen by Thames Water, the United Kingdom's largest water and waste water services provider, to transform the utility company's customer service and retail billing capabilities. As part of this multi-year contract, Wipro will be developing new IT systems and processes to help Thames Water improve customer experience and drive operational efficiencies. On 11 May 2016, Wipro announced a strategic partnership with Etiya, the leading Independent Software Vendor that provides services to transform the Communications and Digital Service Providers' businesses. The joint solution, offered by Etiya and Wipro, provides Communication Service Providers with capabilities which allow them to deliver digital services that address the requirements of the future market and customer expectations. The customer experience is focused around domains such as Sales and Marketing, Omni Channel Access, Social Listening and Analysis & B2B Extensions. On 16 May 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Xactly Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise-class, SaaS and cloud-based incentive solutions for employee and sales performance management. The partnership will offer Sales Performance Management (SPM) solutions for customer organisations across industry sectors in a software as a service model. On 18 May 2016, Wipro announced that it has been selected by Vestas Wind Systems A/S as its strategic IT partner for Workplace Services. Headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Vestas is a global energy company that delivers best-in-class wind energy solutions in over 75 countries. Vestas' core business comprises of the development, manufacturing, sale and maintenance of wind power plants. On 25 May 2016, Wipro announced the launch of Total Customer Centricity (TCC), a Master Data Management solution for the manufacturing sector. Total Customer Centricity (TCC) will enable global manufacturers to transition from a product-centric to a customer-centric approach. TCC will also provide visibility into the relationships between devices, locations and customers. The solution will allow manufacturers across the globe capture a comprehensive, single view of each of their customers and products. On 8 June 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Mountain View based Authentise Inc, a leading provider of 3D printing technologies and consulting services. This strategic partnership between Wipro and Authentise will enable adoption of additive manufacturing among the Global 2,000 companies. On 15 June 2016, Wipro announced the launch of its analytics solution, Data Discovery Platform. The solution provides pertinent business insights across the value chain of an industry through pre-defined 'apps'. Wipro's Data Discovery Platform will enable businesses to embark on an analytics journey with value added services of process simplification and business transformation. On 20 July 2016, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced that it has awarded a seven-year strategic IT and Business transformation contract to Wipro. GTAA operates Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and the second largest in North America in terms of international traffic. On 7 September 2016, Wipro announced that it has won an IT contract from NSB Group, one of Norway's largest transportation groups. Headquartered in Oslo, NSB has extensive passenger transportation operations by way of the rail and bus, freight by rail, property management and development and train maintenance segments. As part of the three-year agreement, Wipro will implement its Boundaryless Datacenter (BLDC) and LiVE Workspace solutions and utilize its next-generation delivery framework ServiceNXT to deliver services which will help NSB variablise its IT operations. On 12 September 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Israel-based IntSights Cyber Intelligence Ltd to bolster and expand its 'Threat Intelligence as- a- Service offering.' Intsights has developed a sophisticated cyber threat intelligence platform which provides advance warning and customized insights about potential cyberattacks and recommends remedial action. The company monitors the open, deep and dark web, including cyber-crime forums and social media platforms for signs of targeted threats against enterprises and provides alerts in near real-time to enable timely response and mitigation. Wipro's 'Threat Intelligence as a Service' offering delivers in-depth analysis of cyber threats originating from in-house sources and third-party sources or threat actors and provides enterprises with accurate cyber intelligence and incident mitigation strategies. On 12 September 2016, Wipro announced a partnership with Vectra Networks, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company that provides automated threat management solutions for real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks. Wipro will leverage the Vectra automated threat management platform built with artificial intelligence-based on machine learning and behavioral analytics to detect attacker behaviors and user anomalies in the network. On 15 September 2016, Wipro and Reltio, an enterprise data-driven applications and modern data management Platform as a Service (PaaS) company, announced a partnership to develop faster and cost effective Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. This partnership will help Reltio and Wipro's clients bridge the gap between data and insights by boosting the reliability of information, while ensuring users get access to relevant data. On 20 September 2016, Wipro and Witbe, a leading innovator in the field of Test Automation and Services Quality of Experience (QoE) Monitoring Robots for Broadband, Voice and TV Triple-Play monitoring, unveiled their global partnership. This partnership is of strategic importance to Wipro, and will offer integrated test automation and video services monitoring solutions for customer deployments across set top box, mobile platforms and other handheld devices. These solutions will benefit new and existing customers of Wipro and Witbe including semiconductor players, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and service providers in the media industry. On 13 October 2016, Wipro announced the launch of Treasury DNA Decisions and Analytics platform that will digitally enable global treasuries using cloud technologies. Treasury DNA is powered by BELLIN's tm5, a leading treasury management systems provider. Treasury DNA is a next generation platform with a comprehensive suite of technology services delivered in a subscription-based model, and is ideal for global treasurers who aspire to be future-ready. The platform aims to transform and enhance treasury processes and operations within an enterprise. It provides real-time, integrated data and actionable treasury insights to power financial decision making. On 20 October 2016, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Appirio, a global cloud services company that creates next generation worker and customer experiences, for a purchase consideration of USD 500 million. Established in 2006, Appirio is headquartered in Indianapolis with offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur, and Tokyo and has 1,250 employees worldwide. Appirio is a trusted partner to some of the world's leading brands, including Stryker, Robert Half, Johnson Controls, Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Home Depot, and Sony PlayStation. Once completed, Wipro's acquisition of Appirio will create one of the world's largest cloud transformation practices, a game changer in today's as-a-service and digital economy. Appirio also brings to Wipro, Topcoder, a leading crowdsourcing marketplace connecting over a million designers, developers and data scientists around the world with customers. On 27 October 2016, Wipro announced that it has won a five-year engagement with Speciality Restaurants Ltd., a leading fine dining operator in India with 107 restaurants spread across India, Bangladesh, Tanzania and Doha in Qatar. Wipro will offer energy management services to Speciality Restaurants, which would help pare energy and operational costs. The EcoEnergy business of Wipro will implement its Managed Restaurant Energy Services (MRES) program across Speciality Restaurants' full service restaurants. On 7 November 2016, Wipro announced the launch of its Open Banking API (Application Programming Interface) Platform. The Open API platform will enable banks and financial institutions to launch Open Banking initiatives and create new forms of distribution channels and servicing capabilities, provide access to third-party application marketplaces, and comply with emerging regulatory norms through the standardization of APIs. Open Banking is an emerging trend in financial technology that uses Open APIs to enable third party developers build applications and services around a financial institution. It facilitates greater financial transparency and helps financial institutions innovate and create new revenue models. Open Banking has been gaining significant momentum across the globe, especially in the European banking industry - driven by changing regulatory mandates. Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) is one such regulatory mandate that aims to standardize, integrate and improve payment efficiency in the European Union. On 15 November 2016, Wipro and ASG Technologies, a global provider of information access, management and control solutions, announced an expanded partnership that integrates the offerings of Wipro's Data Management Centre of Excellence (CoE) with ASG's Enterprise Data Intelligence solution to improve compliance for the global financial services companies. On 1 December 2016, Wipro announced that it has been awarded a three-year IT infrastructure services and digital transformation contract by Woodside. Woodside is an Australian oil and gas company with a global presence, and is recognised for its world-class capabilities as an explorer, a developer, a producer and supplier. Leveraging its ServiceNXT platform, Wipro will provide Managed Services for IT Infrastructure across Woodside's global portfolio, with a focus on the larger sites of Perth and Karratha in Australia. The engagement includes delivering infrastructure services to offshore maritime facilities and potential exploration sites. On 25 January 2017, Wipro signed an agreement to acquire InfoSERVER S.A. for BRL 27.6 Million (USD 8.7 million). InfoSERVER, an IT services provider, which is focussed on the Brazilian market, provides custom application development and software deployment services. Two-decade old InfoSERVER, which counts some of the largest Brazilian banks as its clients, will help Wipro in expanding its presence in the country's highly traditional and competitive Banking, Financial Services & Insurance market besides adding invaluable domain and process knowledge on the sector. On 30 January 2017, Wipro announced a strategic partnership with Tradeshift, the fastest growing business commerce platform, to offer cloud-based Source-to-Pay (S2P) Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solution. The partnership aims to help customers accelerate digitalization and automation in their procurement, finance and accounting functions. Headquartered in San Francisco, Tradeshift offers a business commerce platform to digitally connect companies through cloud-based, collaborative accounts payable and procurement automation. Along with the partnership agreement, Wipro Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Wipro, has made an investment in Tradeshift to strengthen the partnership and further develop Tradeshift's innovative applications, trade financing solutions platform and business-to-business marketplace ecosystem. On 31 January 2017, Wipro Gallagher Solutions (WGS), an end-to-end provider of lending products and services, announced a partnership with Veri-Tax LLC, a leading national verification specialist, to streamline verification solutions. The partnership between Wipro Gallagher Solutions, the provider of the NetOxygen Loan Origination System (LOS) and Veri-Tax LLC will help lenders mitigate identity fraud, accelerate processing, and improve the customer's experience seamlessly and electronically. On 1 February 2017, Wipro announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, member-supported organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This membership provides Wipro opportunities to engage and innovate with multi-partner testbeds and adopt best practices to drive digital transformation for customers. On 14 February 2017, Wipro announced that it is delivering analytics-based insights for specific industries with the Data Discovery Platform, its newest big data analytics-as-a-service solution. Built with IBM BigInsights and IBM dashDB and developed on Bluemix, IBM's cloud platform, the solution accelerates insight-driven decision making through pre-built applications for specific industries, such as banking and financial services, retail, energy, education and manufacturing. On 15 February 2017, Wipro announced that its Digital-TV (DTV) Middleware Solution, which facilitates In-Car TV reception systems, has been customized for the Japanese automotive market. Wipro's DTV Middleware offering provides a turnkey solution for global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of automotive infotainment systems to enable broadcast TV reception within vehicles. On 28 February 2017, Wipro announced a new IoT-based solution for wind parks and wind turbine manufacturers that leverages the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Windpark Manager 4.0. The solution manages wind turbines and associated IT infrastructure, including IT applications and security aspects to optimize operational expenditure, generate new revenue streams, and future-proof a customer's business. On 8 March 2017, Wipro announced that it has become a member of the LoRa Alliance, one of the fastest growing Internet of Things (IoT) alliances with over 400 members. This membership will help Wipro accelerate its Internet of Things (IoT) solution deployments, using Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) technology for customers across industry sectors such as energy, utilities, natural resources, smart cities, ports, and logistics. On 14 March 2017, Wipro announced that it has won a twelve-year contract from NHS Scotland to build a next generation Enterprise Master Patient Index (eMPI) solution. This solution, which will be hosted in Scotland, will help NHS Scotland transition from its current legacy Community Health Index System (CHI) to offer cost effective, efficient, paperless and patient-friendly healthcare services in Scotland. NHS Scotland is the region's National Health Board working towards reducing health inequalities and improving health conditions. On 15 March 2017, Wipro announced its partnership with Harte Hanks to offer marketing technology services. As part of the multi-year engagement, Wipro will upgrade Harte Hank's data analytics and applications platform, create a scalable operating model and simplify IT related processes for the company. Harte Hanks is an American marketing services company specializing in omni-channel marketing solutions including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center. On 15 March 2017, Wipro announced the opening of an Automotive Engineering Center (AEC) in Detroit. The center aims to drive innovation in connected vehicle concepts - design, product engineering, digital customer-vehicle experiences, artificial intelligence, and sensors-driven advanced vehicle data analytics. The center will serve as a hub to support the automotive engineering and IT requirements of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and tier-I suppliers, based in North America. On 4 May 2017, Wipro announced that it has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) as a founding member. EEA is a collaboration of enterprises to promote, develop and implement enterprise grade Ethereum-based blockchain applications across industries for specific business use cases.On 17 May 2017, Wipro announced that it has developed nine blockchain-based solutions for the Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Goods industries. Defined, designed and co-developed with clients in Wipro's Blockchain Innovation Lab, these solutions demonstrate what block chain can accomplish for global enterprises. On 14 June 2017, Wipro announced that it has won an IT Applications Managed Services engagement with Valmet, a leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet is headquartered in Finland. As part of the multi-year engagement, Wipro will deliver the maintenance and support of the new ERP platform in a Managed Services model covering all global locations in which Valmet operates. The construct of the contract is geared towards bringing cost efficiencies and enabling enhanced optimization in ongoing support. Additionally, Wipro will also support the end to end testing activities around the implementation and rollout of the new ERP platform. On 15 June 2017, Wipro announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery status for AWS Service Catalog. With this status, Wipro's capabilities help clients build the AWS Service Catalog to enable self-service discovery, maintain controls and centrally manage their enterprise cloud services. On 22 June 2017, Wipro announced a collaboration with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, to set up a cloud application factory designed to offer developers and IT teams a repeatable and rapid methodology for application modernization across public, private, and hybrid clouds. Wipro's cloud application factory will have a dedicated services team that can help drive the strategy, design, and delivery of next generation applications globally, using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat's award-winning container application platform. On 28 June 2017, Wipro announced that locals now form over 50% of its US workforce. The company has been focused on creating jobs in the US underscoring its strategy to build a deep reservoir of local talent based out of centers close to its clients. During the past decade, Wipro has invested over USD 2 billion in the United States. On 5 July 2017, Wipro and Ramot, the Business Engagement Center at Tel Aviv University (TAU), announced a partnership for joint research in emerging technologies. TAU is Israel's largest institution of higher learning which is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties, over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts. The partnership envisages the creation of joint research capability at TAU, supported by Wipro to pursue core as well as applied research in fast-developing technologies in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Wipro's Board of Directors at its meeting held on 20 July 2017 approved a proposal to buyback up to 34.37 crore equity shares of the company for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 11000 crore, being 7.06% of the total paid up equity share capital, at Rs 320 per share on a proportionate basis under the tender offer route. On 25 July 2017, Wipro announced a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer IT infrastructure solutions in a consumption-based or pay-per-use business model for enterprises. This model for IT Infrastructure procurement and provisioning will be offered to both Wipro and HPE's customers, globally. As a part of this alliance, Wipro will leverage HPE Flexible Capacity to offer flexible and scalable IT infrastructure services in a consumption-based IT model, accelerate growth and enable digital transformation for its customers. HPE's scalable consumption-based IT model of provisioning and procurement coupled with Wipro's industry proven end-to-end suite of IT Infrastructure services, and global delivery capabilities will enhance the security, agility, scalability of customers' IT infrastructure, and help them ascertain and regulate the public cloud economics of their data centers. On 1 August 2017, Wipro announced the launch of a multi-million dollar Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Mountain View, California. This state-of-the-art R&D and incubation hub is designed to develop and showcase next-generation technologies and solutions for enterprises. On 2 August 2017, Wipro and Tricentis, a software testing company and a thought leader in the automated testing space, announced a partnership for Quality Engineering. This partnership with Tricentis will strengthen Wipro's Quality Engineering and Testing Services capabilities, by integrating Tricentis Tosca, a continuous testing platform, with Wipro AssureNXT, a managed services QA platform combined with the capabilities of Wipro HOLMES Artificial Intelligence Platform as a part of the broader automaton ecosystem. On 7 August 2017, Wipro announced the availability of Data Discovery Platform, its big data analytics-as-a-service solution on Microsoft Azure. The solution accelerates insight-driven decision making through pre-built applications for specific industries, such as banking and financial services, retail, energy, education and manufacturing. Wipro's Data Discovery Platform will enable businesses to embark on an analytics journey with value added services of process simplification and business transformation to bridge the gap between the insights required by business and the information that is available. Wipro Data Discovery Platform is available in an outcome-based pay-per-insight' cloud delivery model. On 8 August 2017, Wipro and Excelfore, a leading provider of middleware solutions for Smart Mobility Networks, announced a global partnership to offer secure connectivity solutions for next generation smart and autonomous vehicles. This partnership combines Excelfore's Smart Mobility Networks solutions with Wipro's global systems integration and managed services expertise to enable connected car solutions for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 equipment makers. On 16 August 2017, Wipro announced that it has won a five-year IT infrastructure and applications managed services engagement with Grameenphone (GP), a leading telecom operator in Bangladesh. Wipro will be managing the complete IT landscape for GP, leveraging Wipro HOLMES. On 4 September 2017, Wipro announced the launch of its newest digital pod in Edinburgh, Scotland, deepening its commitment to offer digital services at close proximity to its UK and European customers. The Edinburgh Pod is purpose-built for Wipro's digital strategy, design and engineering teams to work in a collaborative and adaptive workspace, along with clients. Digital pods allow teams to work with the necessary autonomy to facilitate speed, continually evaluating progress with user research and technical performance data. On 7 September 2017, Wipro announced that it has won a five-year IT applications management contract from Outokumpu. Headquartered in Finland, Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel. As part of the five-year contract, Wipro will provide applications management services for Outokumpu's SAP landscape along with legacy applications support to cover Outokumpu locations globally. On 12 September 2017, Wipro announced the launch of an Automotive Center of Excellence (CoE) in Timisoara, Romania. This CoE will help Wipro deliver innovative embedded software solutions for its global and European clients. This engineering center in Romania is part of Wipro's global delivery network that offers best-in-class engineering and IT services. On 13 September 2017, Wipro announced that it has joined Hyperledger to design and develop open source-based blockchain solutions for enterprise-grade blockchain deployments. Hyperledger is a global open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies across sectors such as finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. On 14 September 2017, McLaren Technology Group announced that Wipro has become the official technology provider to help drive digitalisation across its businesses. Wipro will assist McLaren with achieving its recently defined IT strategy, focusing on providing next-generation differentiated IT services to its business divisions with an emphasis on agility and improved reliability. On 14 September 2017, Wipro announced the launch of automation services powered by its HOLMES artificial intelligence platform. Wipro's automation services are designed to deliver cognitive enhancements to user experience and productivity with a measurably improved Business Value Index' for each level of a business process. On 15 September 2017, Wipro announced that it has been awarded a seven-year contract by innogy SE to manage its data center and cloud services. innogy SE is an established European energy company. As part of the agreement signed in November 2016, innogy transferred its twin data centers in Neurath und Niederaussen in Germany to Wipro on 1 February 2017. The subsequent transition phase ran smoothly. Wipro will leverage its BoundaryLess Data Center offering to help innogy drive a transformation program to rationalize, virtualize and consolidate its IT infrastructure. On 15 September 2017, Wipro announced plans to deliver the Wipro BoundaryLess Data Center (BLDC) solution built on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack to help customers expand their infrastructure capabilities beyond the traditional walls of the enterprise datacenter. This joint offering will help Wipro's customers benefit from an economic cloud model, in a hybrid environment across both on-premises data centers and the Azure public cloud. On 26 September 2017, Wipro and CloudGenix Inc., a leading provider of Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) products, announced a partnership to offer open and managed SD-WAN services. Termed as WANFreedom, the service allows enterprise customers to rapidly deploy cloud, SaaS (Software as a Service) and data center applications over any combination of MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), Internet broadband and LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks, thereby enabling a rich user experience and IT infrastructure cost optimization. On 5 October 2017, Wipro Digital announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cooper, an award-winning design and business strategy consultancy. Wipro Digital is the digital business unit of Wipro. Cooper will become part of Designit, Wipro Digital's strategic design arm, further strengthening its design and innovation capabilities, expanding its reach in North America and adding capabilities in professional design education. On 6 November 2017, Wipro announced the launch of industry-specific solutions on SAP Leonardo. The first set of solutions will focus on the utilities industry, while the next will cover the consumer and manufacturing industries. SAP Leonardo is a holistic digital innovation system that comprehensively integrates future-facing technologies and capabilities into SAP Cloud Platform. As part of the partnership, Wipro will develop industry-specific analytics 'apps' on its insights-as-a-service solution, Data Discovery Platform, leveraging SAP Leonardo analytics, Big Data and data intelligence capabilities. On 1 December 2017, Wipro announced that its long-time customer National Grid US has filed lawsuit against the company in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York seeking damages amounting to $140 million plus additional costs related to the project. The lawsuit relates to an ERP implementation project which began in 2009. Wipro joined the project in 2010, and the post-Go-live process was completed in 2014. Wipro said National Grid's claims are baseless and that the company will vigorously contest the allegations in court. On 15 December 2017, Wipro announced a partnership with Headspin, a San Francisco-based powerful, easy-to-use mobile experience platform, to offer next-generation mobility quality engineering and testing solutions on global mobile networks. This partnership will leverage Headspin's network of 22,000 mobile devices deployed in carrier networks across 150 locations and Wipro's industry leading quality assurance capabilities to bring significant value to customers by validating their mobile applications, devices and networks under real life conditions. The joint offering will enable continuous monitoring of applications, identification of performance bottlenecks and rectification of inefficient content delivery to ensure a seamless application experience for end users, across geographies. Wipro Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Wipro that is focused on investing in early- to mid-stage startups, made an investment in Headspin in October 2017. On 23 January 2018, Wipro announced that it has won a multi-year business process services engagement with Nilfisk. Headquartered in Denmark, Nilfisk is a leading global supplier of professional cleaning equipment and solutions. As part of this contract which was signed in June 2017, Wipro will leverage its global delivery network to implement business process services for Nilfisk in the areas of Finance and Accounting (F&A), Marketing services as well as select IT services in more than 45 client locations, across the world. Wipro will support Nilfisk in consolidating its back office Finance & Accounting operations, being delivered from globally diverse locations. On 24 January 2018, Wipro announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Wipro LLC will invest $9.9 million for a minority stake in Harte Hanks, a US-based global marketing services company specializing in omni-channel marketing solutions including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center. Both companies will expand their existing partnership to offer end-to-end marketing technology services to customers. On 1 March 2018, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a minority stake in US based Denim Group, a leading independent application security firm. This partnership will bring together Wipro's strong digital transformation and cybersecurity capabilities with Denim Group's application security consulting, assessments and implementation services including DevSecOps and secure development training services. On 14 March 2018, Wipro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to divest its hosted data center services business to Ensono, a leading hybrid IT services provider, for USD 405 million. Wipro and Ensono have also signed a long-term partnership agreement to jointly address the hybrid IT requirements of Wipro's new and existing enterprise customers. As part of the agreement, Wipro will make a strategic investment of USD 55 million in Ensono's combined entity. On 14 March 2018, Wipro and Trintech, a leading global provider of integrated, cloud-based Record to Report (R2R) finance software solutions for the office of finance, announced a strategic partnership to deliver digital solutions that help simplify and automate business finance functions at enterprises. As a strategic partner, Wipro will offer its clients Trintech's portfolio of financial solutions, which encompass high-volume transaction matching, balance sheet and intercompany reconciliations, journal entries, financial close task management, disclosure and fiduciary reporting, and compliance management. Wipro will work further with its clients to complement Trintech's portfolio with its strong consulting and execution capabilities in three key areas: collaborating with Wipro's AI & Automation platform HOLMESTM to extend the footprint of Trintech's Risk Intelligent RPATM financial solution; planning and delivering world-class financial transformation along with integration services with clients' systems; and post-implementation support utilizing Wipro's global delivery model. On 26 March 2018, Wipro announced an expanded global relationship with Adobe to create, build and run digital marketing solutions and campaigns for their clients, across the globe. As a part of this alliance, Wipro will embed Adobe's design and prototyping software, Adobe XD CC, the all-in-one UX/UI solution for designing and prototyping mobile apps and websites, into its Digital Experience Platform. On 27 March 2018, Wipro unveiled its Texas Technology Center in Plano, Texas. The new facility will primarily house Wipro's US cyber security center, as well as serve as a hub for advanced analytics. The state-of-the-art 45,000-square feet center is designed to promote collaboration, spur eativity and enhance productivity. In addition to the newly-launched Texas Technology Center in Plano, Wipro has major operations in Dallas and Houston, in Texas. The company plans to ramp up its headcount in Texas to 2,000 over the next few years from 1,400 now.

Wipro Ltd Directors Reports

On behalf of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Company, it gives me immense pleasure to present the 74th Board's Report, along with the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss account and Cash Flow statements, for the financial year ended March 31, 2020.

I. Financial Performance

The standalone and consolidated financial statements for the financial year ended March 31, 2020, forming part of this Annual Report, have been prepared in accordance with the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) as notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

On a consolidated basis, our sales increased to Rs. 610,232 million for the current year as against Rs. 585,845 million in the previous year, recording an increase of 4.16%. Our net profits increased to Rs. 97,718 million for the current year as against  Rs. 90,179 million in the previous year, recording an increase of 8.36%.

On a standalone basis, our sales increased to Rs. 503,877 million for the current year as against Rs. 480,298 million in the previous year, recording an increase of 4.91%. Our net profits increased to Rs. 86,807 million in the current year as against  Rs. 76,140 million in the previous year, recording an increase of 14.01%.

Key highlights of financial performance of your Company for the financial year 2019-20 are provided below:

Standalone Consolidated
2019-20 2018-19 2019-20 2018-19
Sales 503,877 480,298 610,232 585,845
Other Operating Income 193 940 1,144 4,344
Other Income 24,766 25,686 27,250 26,138
Profit before Tax 110,077 98,705 122,519 115,422
Provision for Tax 23,270 22,565 24,801 25,243
Net profit for the year 86,807 76,140 97,718 90,179
Other comprehensive (loss)/income for the year (4,284) 1,246 4,257 800
Total comprehensive income for the year 82,523 77,386 101,975 90,979
Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to:
Minority Interest - - 653 251
Equity holders 82,523 77,386 101,322 90,728
Appropriations
Dividend 5,713 4,524 5,689 4,504
Corporate tax on dividend distribution 1,174 930 1,174 930
EPS *
- Basic 14.88 12.67 16.67 14.99
- Diluted 14.84 12.64 16.63 14.95

 

* In FY 2019-20, EPS growth is higher than Net profit growth largely on account of reduction in number of equity shares due to buyback.

Dividend

Pursuant to Regulation 43A of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, as amended ("Listing Regulations"), the Board has approved and adopted a Dividend Distribution Policy. The policy details various considerations based on which the Board may recommend or declare Dividend, your Company's dividend track record, usage of retained earnings for corporate actions, etc. The policy is available on the Company's website at https://www.wipro.com/investors/corporate-governance.

Pursuant to the approval of the Board on January 14, 2020, your Company paid an interim dividend of Rs. 1/- per equity share of face value of Rs. 2/- each, to shareholders who were on the register of members as on January 27, 2020, being the record date fixed for this purpose. The Board did not recommend a final dividend and the interim dividend of  Rs. 1/- per equity share declared by the Board in January 2020 was considered as the final dividend for the financial year 2019-20. Thus, the total dividend for the financial year 2019-20 remains Rs. 1/- per equity share.

Your Company is in compliance with its Dividend Distribution policy as approved by the Board.

Buyback of Equity Shares

Pursuant to the approval of the Board on April 16, 2019 and approval of shareholders through special resolution dated June 1, 2019 passed through postal ballot/e-voting, your Company concluded the buyback of 323,076,923 equity shares of face value of Rs. 2/- each at a price of Rs. 325/- per equity share, for an aggregate amount of Rs. 105,000 million, in September 2019. The buyback was made from all existing shareholders of the Company as on June 21, 2019, being the record date for the purpose, on a proportionate basis under the tender offer route in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Buy-Back of Securities) Regulations, 2018 and the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder.

Transfer to Reserves

Appropriations to general reserve for the financial year ended March 31, 2020 as per standalone and consolidated financial statements are as follows:

( Rs. in millions)
Standalone Consolidated
Net profit for the year 86,807 97,223*
Balance of Reserve at the
481,852 552,158
beginning of the year
Adjustment on adoption of
(414) (872)
Ind AS 116
Transfer to General Reserve - -
Balance of Reserve at the end of
453,110 541,790
the year

* excluding non-controlling interest

For complete details on movement in Reserves and Surplus during the financial year ended March 31, 2020, please refer to the Statement of Changes in Equity included in the Standalone and Consolidated financial statements on page nos. 150 to 151 and 216 to 217 of this Annual Report respectively.

Share Capital

During the financial year 2019-20, the Company allotted 2,498,925 equity shares consequent to exercise of employee stock options. Your Company also extinguished 323,076,923 equity shares consequent to buyback in September 2019 and reduced the paid-up equity share capital by Rs. 646 million. Consequently, the paid-up equity share capital of the Company as at March 31, 2020 stood at  Rs. 11,426,714,780/- consisting of 5,713,357,390 equity shares of Rs. 2/- each.

Subsidiary Companies

In accordance with Section 129(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, a statement containing salient features of the financial statements of the subsidiary companies in Form AOC-1 is provided at page nos. 275 to 278 of this Annual Report. The statement also provides details of performance and financial position of each of the subsidiaries.

Audited financial statements together with related information and other reports of each of the subsidiary companies have also been placed on the website of the Company at https://www.wipro.com/investors/annual-reports/.

Your Company funds its subsidiaries, from time to time, in the ordinary course of business and as per the fund requirements, through equity, loans, guarantees and other means to meet working capital requirements.

During the financial year 2019-20, your Company has carried out restructuring of its following subsidiaries: a) Dissolution of Wipro Retail UK Limited and Liquidation of Appirio GmbH b) Merger of Frontworx Informationstechnologie GmbH with and into Cellent GmbH c) Merger of Digital Aps with and into Designit A/s

Particulars of Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Investments

Pursuant to Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Schedule V of the Listing Regulations, disclosure on particulars relating to Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Investments are provided as part of the financial statements.

II. Business and Operations

Your Company is a global information technology services firm, with employees across 55 countries and serving enterprise clients across various industries. Your Company provides its clients with competitive advantages by applying various emerging technologies and ensuring cyber resilience and cyber assurance. Your Company works with its clients not only to enable their digital future, but also to drive hyper efficiencies across their technology infrastructure, applications and core operations, enabling them to achieve cost leadership in their businesses.

Your Company's IT Services business provides a range of IT and IT-enabled services which include digital strategy advisory, customer-centric design, technology consulting, IT consulting, custom application design, development, re-engineering and maintenance, systems integration, package implementation, global infrastructure services, analytics services, business process services, research and development and hardware and software design to leading enterprises worldwide.

Your Company's IT Products segment provides a range of third-party IT products, which allows us to offer comprehensive IT system integration services. These products include computing, platforms and storage, networking solutions, enterprise information security and software products, including databases and operating systems. Your Company continues to focus on being a system integrator of choice where it provides IT products as a complement to its IT services offerings rather than sell standalone IT products.

Your Company's ISRE segment consists of IT Services offerings to organizations owned or controlled by the Government of India and/or any Indian State Governments. Your Company's ISRE strategy focuses on consulting and digital engagements, and it is selective in bidding for SI projects with long gestational periods.

The COVID-19 pandemic has savaged human lives and livelihood, presenting a magnitude of crisis that the modern global society has not confronted. This will have a lasting impact on the business environment which will cause acceleration in adoption of technology, disruption in global supply chains and several other changes to the global order. Your Company's customers will evaluate whether their technology stack & business processes provide them the necessary agility, adaptability and resilience. Need for social distancing and strenuous health protocols will be central to any operating model and will be a key factor that will expedite the adoption of automation, autonomous and low or no human touch or contactless ways of working. Your Company sees a surge in demand in the near term for enterprise efficiency offerings such as cloud, virtual workplace, robotic process automation and cyber security services.

Further information on your Company's IT services and products offerings, business strategy, operating segments overview and business model are presented as part of the Management Discussion and Analysis report  (" MD&A Report") from page no. 26 onwards.

Outlook

Global IT service providers offer a range of end–to-end software development, digital services, IT business solutions, researchanddevelopmentservices,technologyinfrastructure services, business process services, consulting and related support functions. According to the Strategic Review Report 2020 published by NASSCOM, IT export revenues from India grew by 8.1% to an estimated $147 billion in fiscal year 2020.

The markets your Company serves are undergoing a massive disruption due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and the effects on such markets remain uncertain. The outlook going forward will depend, in addition to other factors, on how COVID-19 continues to affect the global economy.

Further information regarding the potential impact of COVID-19 and various steps taken by your Company are provided as part of the MD&A Report from page no. 26 onwards.

Acquisitions, Divestments and Investments

Acquisitions are a key enabler for driving capability to build industry domain, focus on key strategic areas, strengthening presence in emerging technology areas including Digital, and increase market footprint in newer markets. Your Company focuses on opportunities where it can further develop its domain expertise, specific skill sets and its global delivery model to maximize service and product enhancements and higher margins.

In October 2019, your Company acquired US based International TechneGroup Incorporated ("ITI") and its subsidiaries. ITI is a global digital engineering and manufacturing solutions company and a world leader in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) interoperability software services.

In February 2020, your Company acquired Rational Interaction, Inc., and its subsidiaries, a full-service, technology enabled, strategic and creative digital customer experience (CX) company that executes multi-channel digital experiences for customer-centric brands.

In June 2019, your Company sold its remaining 11% equity holding in WAISL Limited ("WAISL"), which was a joint venture between Wipro Limited and Delhi International Airport Limited, to Antariksh Softtech Private Limited and has consequently exited the joint venture. Further, your Company also completed the divestment of Wipro's Workday & Cornerstone OnDemand Business in Portugal, France and Sweden to Alight Solutions LLC and its group companies.

Wipro Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Wipro, announced a $150 mn Fund II in January 2020, making it a $250 million fund that invests in early to mid-stage enterprise software startups. As of March 31, 2020, Wipro Ventures has active investments in and partnered with 14 startups in the following areas – Artificial Intelligence, Business Commerce, Cybersecurity, Data Management, Industrial IoT, Fraud & Risk Mitigation, Cloud Infrastructure and Testing Automation. In addition to direct investments in emerging startups, Wipro Ventures has invested in five enterprise-focused venture funds: B Capital, TLV Partners, Work-Bench Ventures, Glilot Capital Partners and Boldstart Ventures. In April 2020, Wipro Ventures has divested its stake in Emailage Corporation and CloudGenix.

Management Discussion and Analysis Report

In terms of Regulation 34 of the Listing Regulations and SEBI circular SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD/CIR/P/2017/10 dated  February 6, 2017, your Company has adopted salient features of Integrated Reporting prescribed by the International Integrated Reporting Council (‘IIRC') as part of its MD&A Report. The MD&A report, capturing your Company's performance, industry trends and other material changes with respect to your Company's and its subsidiaries, wherever applicable, are presented from page no. 26 onwards of this Annual Report.

The MD&A Report provides a consolidated perspective of economic, social and environmental aspects material to its strategy and its ability to create and sustain value to its key stakeholders and includes aspects of reporting as required by Regulation 34 of the Listing Regulations on Business Responsibility Report. Statutory section of Business Responsibility Report is provided from page nos. 336 to 342 of this Annual Report.

III. Go vernance and Ethics Corporate Governance

Your Company believes in adopting best practices of corporate governance. Corporate governance principles are enshrined in the Spirit of Wipro, which form the core values of Wipro. These guiding principles are also articulated through the Company's code of business conduct, Corporate Governance Guidelines, charter of various sub-committees and disclosure policy.

As per Regulation 34 of the Listing Regulations, a separate section on corporate governance practices followed by your Company, together with a certificate from V. Sreedharan

& Associates, Company Secretaries, on compliance with corporate governance norms under the Listing Regulations, is provided at page no. 115 onwards.

Board of Directors

Board's Composition and Independence

Your Company's Board consists of global leaders and visionaries who provide strategic direction and guidance to the organization. As on March 31, 2020, the Board comprised two Executive Directors, six non-executive Independent Directors and one non-executive non independent Director.

Definition of ‘Independence' of Directors is derived from Regulation 16 of the Listing Regulations, NYSE Listed Company Manual and Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013. The Company has received necessary declarations under Section 149(7) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 25(8) of the Listing Regulations, from the Independent Directors stating that they meet the prescribed criteria for independence. The Board, after undertaking assessment and on evaluation of the relationships disclosed, considered the following Non-Executive Directors as Independent Directors:

a) Mr. M. K. Sharma
b) Mrs. Ireena Vittal
c) Mr. William Arthur Owens
d) Dr. Patrick J. Ennis
e) Mr. Patrick A. Dupuis
f) Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya

All Independent Directors have affirmed compliance to the code of conduct for independent directors as prescribed in Schedule IV to the Companies Act, 2013.

For the purpose of Rule 8(5)(iiia) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, there were no independent directors appointed during the year ended March 31, 2020. List of key skills, expertise and core competencies of the Board is provided at page no. 117 of this Annual Report.

Meetings of the Board

The Board meetings are normally held on a quarterly basis and scheduled over two days. The Board met five times during the financial year 2019-20 on April 15-16, 2019, June 6, 2019, July 16-17, 2019, October 14-15, 2019 and January 13-14, 2020. The necessary quorum was present for all the meetings. The maximum interval between any two meetings did not exceed 120 days.

Directors and Key Managerial Personnel

The shareholders of the Company approved the appointment of Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya as an Independent Director of the Company for a term of 5 years from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023 vide resolution dated June 1, 2019 passed by way of postal ballot/e-voting.

At the 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on July 16, 2019, the shareholders of the Company approved the following:

1. Appointment of Mr. Azim H. Premji as a Non-Executive, Non-lndependent Director of the Company, for a period of five years with effect from July 31, 2019 to July 30, 2024, whose office shall be liable to retire by rotation.

2. Re-appointment of Mr. Rishad A. Premji as a Whole Time Director, designated as Chairman by the Board, for a period of five years with effect from July 31, 2019 to July 30, 2024, whose office shall not be liable to retire by rotation.

3. Designating and appointing Mr. Abidali Z. Neemuchwala as the Managing Director of the Company with effect from July 31, 2019 till the end of current tenure of his appointment i.e. January 31, 2021, in addition to his existing position as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and whose office shall be liable to retire by rotation.

Dr. Ashok S. Ganguly and Mr. N. Vaghul, retired as Independent Directors from the Board of the Company with effect from July 31, 2019. Further, Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya will step down as an Independent Director from the Board of the Company with effect from close of business hours on June 30, 2020. The Board places on record the immense contributions made by Dr. Ashok S. Ganguly, Mr. N. Vaghul and Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya to the growth of your Company over the years.

On January 31, 2020, the Company announced that Mr. Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, has decided to step down due to family commitments. The Board has, at its meeting held on May 29, 2020, noted the resignation of Mr. Abidali Z. Neemuchwala as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with effect from the end of the day on June 1, 2020. The Board places on record the immense contributions made by Mr. Abidali Z. Neemuchwala to the growth of your Company.

The Board has, at its meeting held on May 29, 2020, approved the appointment of:

1. Mr. Thierry Delaporte as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company with effect from July 6, 2020 for a period of five years, subject to the approval of the shareholders and the Central Government, as may be applicable.

2. Mr. Deepak M. Satwalekar as an Additional Director in the capacity of lndependent Director for a term of 5 years with effect from July 1, 2020, subject to approval of the shareholders of the Company.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Articles of Association of the Company, Mr. Azim H. Premji will retire by rotation at the 74th AGM and being eligible, has offered himself for re-appointment. >

Committees of the Board

Your Company's Board has the following committees:

1. Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, which also acts as Risk Management Committee.

2. Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee, which also acts as Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

3. Administrative and Shareholders/Investors Grievance Committee (Stakeholders Relationship Committee)

4. Strategy Committee

Details of terms of reference of the Committees, Committee membership changes, and attendance of Directors at meetings of the Committees are provided in the Corporate Governance report from page nos. 122 to 125 of this Annual Report.

Board Evaluation

In line with the Corporate Governance Guidelines of the Company, Annual Performance Evaluation was conducted for all Board Members as well as the working of the Board and its Committees. This evaluation was led by the Chairman of the Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee with specific focus on performance and effective functioning of the Board. The Board evaluation framework has been designed in compliance with the requirements under the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Regulations, and in accordance with the Guidance Note on Board Evaluation issued by SEBI in January 2017. The Board evaluation was conducted through questionnaire designed with qualitative parameters and feedback based on ratings.

Evaluation of the Board was based on criteria such as composition and role of the Board, Board communication and relationships, functioning of Board Committees, review of performance of Executive Directors, succession planning, strategic planning, etc.

Evaluation of Committees was based on criteria such as adequate independence of each Committee, frequency of meetings and time allocated for discussions at meetings, functioning of Board Committees and effectiveness of its advice/recommendation to the Board, etc.

Evaluation of Directors was based on criteria such as participation and contribution in Board and Committee meetings, representation of shareholder interest and enhancing shareholder value, experience and expertise to provide feedback and guidance to top management on business strategy, governance, risk and understanding of the organization's strategy, etc.

The outcome of the Board Evaluation for the financial year 2019-20 was discussed by the Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Board at their respective meetings held in April 2020. The Board has received highest ratings on Board communication and relationships, functioning of Board Committees and legal and financial duties. The Board noted the actions taken in improving Board effectiveness based on feedback given in the previous year. Further, the Board also noted areas requiring more focus in the future, which include discussion on succession planning and updates to be provided on the recent trends on corporate governance scenario at a global level.

Policy on Director's Appointment and Remuneration

The Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee has framed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors including determining qualifications and independence of a Director, Key Managerial Personnel (KMP), Senior Management Personnel and their remuneration as part of its charter and other matters provided under Section 178(3) of the Companies Act, 2013.

Pursuant to Section 134(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, the nomination and remuneration policy of the Company which lays down the criteria for determining qualifications, competencies, positive attributes and independence for appointment of Directors and policies of the Company relating to remuneration of Directors, KMP and other employees is available on the Company's website at ht t p s : //w w w.w i p ro.c o m /c o n te n t /d a m /n exu s /e n / investor/corporate-governance/policies-and-guidelines/ ethical-guidelines/wipro-limited-remuneration-policy.pdf. We affirm that the remuneration paid to Directors, senior management and other employees is in accordance with the remuneration policy of the Company.

Risk Management

Your Company has put in place an Enterprise Risk Management(ERM)frameworkandadoptedanenterpriserisk management policy based on globally recognized standards. The ERM framework is administered by the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. The objective of the ERM framework is to enable and support achievement of business objectives through risk-intelligent assessment apart from placing significant focus on constantly identifying and mitigating risks within the business. The ERM Framework covers various categories of risks including, inter alia, information security and cyber security risks, effectiveness of the controls that have been implemented to prevent such risks and continuous improvement of the systems and processes to mitigate such risks. For more details on the Company's risk management framework, please refer to page nos. 36 to 38 of this Annual Report.

Compliance Management Framework

The Board has approved a Global Statutory Compliance Policy providing guidance on broad categories of applicable laws and process for monitoring compliance. In furtherance to this, your Company has instituted an online compliance management system within the organization to monitor compliances and provide update to the senior management and Board on a periodic basis. The Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board periodically monitor status of compliances with applicable laws.

Code for Prevention of Insider Trading

Your Company has adopted a Code of Conduct to regulate, monitor and report trading by designated persons and their immediate relatives as per the requirements under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015. This Code of Conduct also includes code for practices and procedures for fair disclosure of unpublished price sensitive information which has been made available on the Company's website at https://www.wipro.com/investors/corporate-governance/.

Vigil Mechanism

Your Company has adopted an Ombuds process as a channel for receiving and redressing complaints from employees and directors, as per the provisions of Section 177(9) and (10) of the Companies Act, 2013, Regulation 22 of the Listing Regulations and Regulation 9A of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015.

Under this policy, your Company encourages its employees to report any incidence of fraudulent financial or other information to the stakeholders, reporting of instance(s) of leak or suspected leak of unpublished price sensitive information, and any conduct that results in violation of the

Company's code of business conduct, to the management (on an anonymous basis, if employees so desire). Further, your Company has prohibited discrimination, retaliation or harassment of any kind against any employee who reports under the Vigil Mechanism or participates in the investigation.

Awareness of policies is created by, inter alia, sending group mailers highlighting actions taken by the Company against the errant employees. Mechanism followed under the Ombuds process has been displayed on the Company's intranet and website at https://www.wipro.com/investors/ corporate-governance/#WiprosOmbudsProcess.

All complaints received through Ombuds process and investigative findings are reviewed and approved by the Chief Ombudsperson. Dedicated email address (ombuds.person@wipro.com) has been created to facilitate receipt of complaints and for ease of reporting. All employees and stakeholders can also register their concerns through web-based portal at https://www.wipro.com/investors/ corporate-governance/#WiprosOmbudsProcess. Following an investigation, a decision is made by the appropriate authority on the action to be taken basis the findings of the investigation. In case the complainant is non-responsive for more than 15 days, the concern may be closed without further action.

During the financial year 2019-20, 1,347 complaints were received via the Ombuds process and 1,409 complaints were closed in FY 2020. All cases were investigated and actions taken as deemed appropriate. Based on self-disclosure data, 19% of these were reported anonymously. The top categories of complaints were people processes at 32% and workplace concerns and harassment at 34%. The majority of cases (82%) were resolved through engagement of human resources or mediation, or closed since they were unsubstantiated.

The Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee periodically reviews the functioning of this mechanism. No personnel of the Company were denied access to the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.

Information Required under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013

Your Company has constituted Internal Complaints Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and also has a policy and framework for employees to report sexual harassment cases at workplace. The Company's process ensures complete anonymity and confidentiality of information. Adequate workshops and awareness programmes against sexual harassment are conducted across the organization. The below table provides details of complaints received/disposed during the financial year 2019-20:

No. of complaints filed 125
No. of complaints disposed* 98
No. of complaints pending 27

* In ad dition, 21 cases reported in 2018-19 were disposed the financial year 2019-20.

Related Party Transactions

Your Company has historically adopted the practice of undertaking related party transactions only in the ordinary and normal course of business and at arm's length as part of its philosophy of adhering to highest ethical standards, transparency and accountability. In line with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Regulations, the Board has approved a policy on related party transactions. An abridged policy on related party transactions has been placed on the Company's website at https://www.wipro.com/ investors/corporate-governance/.

All related party transactions are placed on a quarterly basis before the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and before the Board for approval. Prior omnibus approval of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board is obtained for the transactions which are foreseeable and of a repetitive nature.

The particulars of contracts or arrangements with related parties referred to in Section 188(1) and applicable rules of the Companies Act, 2013 in Form AOC-2 is provided as Annexure I to this Annual Report.

Details of transaction(s) of your Company with entity(ies) belonging to the promoter/promoter group which hold(s) more than 10% shareholding in the Company as required under para A of Schedule V of the Listing Regulations are provided as part of the financial statements.

Pursuant to Regulation 23(9) of the Listing Regulations, your Company has filed the reports on related party transactions with the Stock Exchanges.

Directors' Responsibility Statement

Your Directors hereby confirm that:

(a) in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;

(b) the Directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit and loss of the Company for that period; during

(c) the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

(d) the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;

(e) the Directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and operating effectively;

(f) as required under Section 134(5)(f) of the Companies Act, 2013, and according to the information and explanations presented to us, based on the review done by the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and as recommended by it, we, the Board, hereby, state that adequate systems and processes, commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, have been put in place by the Company, to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws as per the Company's Global Statutory Compliance Policy and that such systems and processes are operating effectively.

Wipro Employee Stock Option Plans/ Restricted Stock Unit Plans

Your Company has instituted various employee stock options plans/restricted stock unit plans from time to time to motivate, incentivize and reward employees. The Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee administers these plans. The stock option plans are in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014 as amended ("Employee Benefits Regulations") and there have been no material changes to these plans during the  financial year. Disclosures on various plans, details of options granted, shares allotted upon exercise, etc. as required under the Employee Benefits Regulations read with the Securities and Exchange Board of India circular no. CIR/CFD/ POLICY CELL/2/2015 dated June 16, 2015 are available on the Company's website at https://www.wipro.com/investors/ annual-reports/. No employee was issued stock options during the year equal to or exceeding 1% of the issued capital of the Company at the time of grant.

Particulars of Employees

Information required pursuant to Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is provided as Annexure II to this report.

A statement containing, inter alia, the names of top ten employees in terms of remuneration drawn and every employee employed throughout the financial year and in receipt of remuneration of Rs. 102 lakhs or more and, employees employed for part of the year and in receipt of remuneration of Rs. 8.50 lakhs or more per month, pursuant to Rule 5(2) the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is provided as Annexure III to this report.

IV. Internal Financial Controls and Audit Internal Financial Controls and their Adequacy

The Board of your Company has laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and operating effectively. Your Company has adopted policies and procedures for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to the Company's policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial disclosures.

Statutory Audit

At the 71st AGM held on July 19, 2017, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, Chartered Accountants (Registration No. 117366W/W-100018) was appointed as statutory auditors of the Company for a term of 5 years from the financial year 2017-18 onwards. Accordingly, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP will continue as statutory auditors of the Company till the financial year 2021- 22.

There are no qualifications, reservations or adverse remarks made by Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, Statutory Auditors, in their report for the financial year ended March 31, 2020.

Pursuant to provisions of the Section 143(12) of the Companies Act, 2013, neither the Statutory Auditors nor the Secretarial Auditor has reported any incident of fraud to the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee during the year under review.

Secretarial Audit

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company has appointed Mr. V Sreedharan, Partner, V Sreedharan & Associates, a firm of Company Secretaries in Practice, to conduct Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Report of the Secretarial Audit in Form MR-3 for the financial year ended March 31, 2020 is enclosed as Annexure IV to this Report. There are no qualifications, reservations or adverse remarks made by the Secretarial Auditor in his report.

V. K ey Awards and Recognitions

Your Company is one of the most admired and recognized companies in the IT industry. Your Company has won several awards and accolades, out of which key recognitions are given below:

1. Wipro was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – World and Emerging Markets for the 10th time in succession.

2. Wipro has been named as 2020 World's Most Ethical Company for the 9th successive year by the Ethisphere Institute.

3. Wipro has received the award for "Leadership" category in corporate governance practices for 2nd consecutive year under corporate governance scorecard developed by BSE, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and IiAS.

4. Wipro was recognised as leader in Everest Group PEAK MatrixTM in 2019 and 2020 Healthcare payer digital services.

5. Wipro has won the ‘2019 SUSE Global System Integrator Partner of the Year' award in two categories- Most Innovative Solution and Most Technical Certifications.

6. Wipro has been recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer in Australia, for 2020.

7. Wipr o has been positioned as a Leader in ISG Lens™: Network-Software Defined Solutions and Services Global 2019 quadrant report.

8. Wipro has been cited as a Leader and star performer in Everest Group's application and Digital Services in Capital Market- Services PEAK MatrixTM Assessment 2020.

9. Wipro has been recognized as the ‘Best Global Systems Integrator' by leading data platform company, Looker.

10. Wipro has been positioned as a ‘Leading Player' for the 10th consecutive year in the ‘Zinnov Zones for Engineering R&D Services - 2019' study. Further details of awards and accolades won by your Company are provided at page no. 15 of this Annual Report.

VI. Social Responsibility and Sustainability Corporate Social Responsibility

Your Company is at the forefront of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives and practices. Your Company believes in making lasting impact towards creating a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. Your Company has been involved with social initiatives for more than a decade and half and engages in various activities in the field of education, healthcare and communities, ecology and environment, etc.

As per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, a company meeting the specified criteria shall spend at least 2% of its average net profits for three immediately preceding financial years towards CSR activities. Accordingly, your Company spent Rs. 1,818 million towards CSR activities during the financial year 2019-20. The contents of the CSR policy and CSR Report for the year 2019-20 is attached as Annexure V to this report. Contents of the CSR policy are also available on the Company's website at https://www.wipro.com/investors/ corporate-governance/.

The terms of reference of CSR committee, framed in accordance with Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, forms part of Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee. At its meeting held on July 16, 2019, the Board approved changes to the composition of Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee with effect from August 1, 2019.

The Committee consists of three Independent Directors, Mr. William Arthur Owens, Mr. M. K. Sharma and  Mrs. lreena Vittal, as its members. Mr. William Arthur Owens is the Chairman of the Committee.

In addition to annual CSR spends, your Company has committed Rs. 100 crores towards tackling the unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. This is intended to help in enabling the dedicated medical and service fraternity in the frontline of the battle against the pandemic and in mitigating its wide-ranging human impact, particularly on the most disadvantaged of our society.

Particulars Regarding Conservation of Energy and Research and Development and Technology Absorption

Details of steps taken by your Company to conserve energy through its "Sustainability" initiatives, Research and Development and Technology Absorption have been disclosed as part of the MD&A Report.

VII. Disclosures

Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgoings

During the financial year 2019-20, your Company's foreign exchange earnings were Rs. 460,794 million and foreign exchange outgoings were Rs. 229,491 million as against  Rs. 444,584 million of foreign exchange earnings and Rs. 230,362 million of foreign exchange outgoings for the financial year 2018-19.

Extract of Annual Return

Pursuant to Section 92(3) and Section 134(3)(a) of the Companies Act, 2013, extract of the Annual Return as on March 31, 2020 in form MGT-9 is enclosed as Annexure VI to this report. Additionally, the Company has also placed a copy of annual return of the financial year 2018-19 on its website at https://www.wipro.com/investors/annual-reports/.

Material Changes and Commitments Affecting the Financial Position of the Company

Information regarding potential impact of COVID-19 pandemic on your Company's business operations and financial position are provided as part of the MD&A Report from page no. 26 onwards.

Other Disclosures

a) Y our Company has not accepted any deposits from public and as such, no amount on account of principal or interest on public deposits was outstanding as on the date of the balance sheet.

b) Your Company has not issued shares with differential voting rights and sweat equity shares during the year under review.

c) Your Company has complied with the applicable Secretarial Standards relating to ‘Meetings of the Board of Directors' and ‘General Meetings' during the year.

d) Maintenance of cost records and requirement of cost Audit as prescribed under the provisions of Section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable to the business activities carried out by the Company.

e) There are no significant material orders passed by the Regulators/Courts which would impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.

f) Details of unclaimed dividends and equity shares transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund authority have been provided as part of the Corporate Governance report.

Acknowledgements and Appreciation

theYour Directors take this opportunity to thank the customers, shareholders, suppliers, bankers, business partners/ associates, financial institutions and Central and State Governments for their consistent support and encouragement to the Company. I am sure you will join our Directors in conveying our sincere appreciation to all employees of the Company and its subsidiaries and associates for their hard work and commitment. Their dedication and competence have ensured that the Company continues to be a significant and leading player in the IT Services industry.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors,
Bengaluru Rishad A. Premji
May 29, 2020 Chairman

   

   

Wipro Ltd Company Background

Rishad Azim PremjiThierry Delaporte
Incorporation Year1945
Registered OfficeDoddakannelli,Sarjapur Road
Bangalore,Karnataka-560035
Telephone91-80-28440011,Managing Director
Fax91-80-28440256
Company SecretaryM Sanaulla Khan
AuditorDeloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Face Value2
Market Lot1
ListingBSE,MSEI ,New York,NSE,
RegistrarKFin Techologies Pvt Ltd
Karvy Selenium Tow-B,31&32 Financial Dist,Nanakramguda ,Hyderabad-500032

Wipro Ltd Company Management

Director NameDirector DesignationYear
Azim H Premji Director 2020
William Arthur Owens Independent Director 2020
M K Sharma Independent Director 2020
Ireena Vittal Independent Director 2020
Rishad Azim Premji Chairman 2020
M Sanaulla Khan Company Secretary 2020
Patrick Dupuis Independent Director 2020
Patrick J Ennis Independent Director 2020
Thierry Delaporte Managing Director & CEO 2020
Deepak Satwalekar Independent Director 2020

Wipro Ltd Listing Information

Listing Information
NIFTY
BSE_500
BSE_IT
BSE_100
BSE_200
BSEDOLLEX
BSE_TECK
CNX500
CNX_IT
CNX100
CNXSERVICE
CNX200
BSECARBONE
NIFTY50V20
NFT100EQWT
BSEALLCAP
BSELARGECA
SENSEX50
ESG100
LMI250
BSEDSI
BSELVI
BSEQUI
NFT50EQWT
NFT100LV30

Wipro Ltd Finished Product

Product NameUnit Installed
Capacity
Production
Quantity
Sales
Quantity
Sales
Value
Sales & Services Rs.00049447.1
Sale of Products NA 000940.6
Other Operating income NA 00019.3
Sale of Services NA 0000
Spares/Components for TippersNA 0000
Spares/Components for Tippers NA 0000
Miscellaneous Sales NA 0000
Post Sales Support & IT Serv. Rs.0000
Processing & Service Charges Rs.0000
CFL No 0000
Income From services Rs.0000
IT Enabled Services Rs.0000
Water Treatment Skids No 0000
Internet Service Provider NA 0000
Agency Commission Rs.0000
Adjustment NA 0000
Vanaspati/Hydrogenated oils MT 0000
Glycerine MT 0000
Toiletries NA 0000
Toilet Soaps MT 0000
Reagent Kits/Spare(Analy.Inst)No 0000
Fatty Acids MT 0000
Shoe Uppers (Pairs) No 0000
TL Shells No 0000
Hydraulic & Pneumatic tubes NPA0000
Mini Computer/Micro Processor No 0000
Mini Computer/Micro Processor Rs.0000
Networking Storage equipment NA 0000
Tipping Gears NPA0000
Software Rs.0000
Software Services Rs.0000
GLS Lamps No 0000
Lighting Products NA 0000
Fluorescent Tubelight No 0000

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