Azim Premji's pay package rose 95% to Rs 1.81 crore during FY19: Wipro

Azim Premji

Wipro's outgoing Executive Chairman Azim Premji saw his pay package rise almost 95 per cent to $262,054 (about Rs 1.81 crore) during financial year 2019.

His son, Rishad Premji, who is set to take over the reins of the Bengaluru-based software services company soon, took home a compensation of $987,652 (about Rs 6.8 crore) in 2018-19, Wipro said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.

In dollar terms, this is 9.1 per cent more than the compensation of $904,528 that he drew in financial year 2018.

Wipro Chief Executive Abidali Z Neemuchwala saw his pay package grow 41 per cent to $3.9 million (about Rs 27.3 crore) during 2018-19 as compared with the previous financial year. Last week, Wipro had said its founder Azim Premji will retire by July-end and handover reins of the firm to his son, Rishad.

Premji, who turns 74 next month, will retire as executive chairman upon the completion of his current term on July 30, 2019, after having led the company for 53 years.

As per the Tuesday filing, Azim Premji received $62,322 in salary and allowances, $131,231 as commission/variable pay, $55,705 (others) and $12,796 in long-term compensation in 2018-19.

Neemuchwala received over $1 million in salary and allowances, $891,760 as commission and variable pay, over $2 million (others) and rest in long-term compensation in 2018-19, the filing added.



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