France bestows highest civilian honour on Wipro Chairman Azim Premji

Published On: November 28th 2018 at 8:01 PM

Wipro LimitedAzim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, today received the highest French civilian distinction, Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), from the Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Alexandre Ziegler.

The Legion d’Honneur (the Legion of Honour), instituted in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, is the highest civilian award given by the French Republic for outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality of the recipients. The President of the French Republic is the Grand Master of the Order of the Legion of Honour.

In his acceptance speech, Premji said, “I am extremely honored by the award bestowed on me. The vibrancy of the French democracy and its diversity is an inspiration to all across the world.”

Wipro’s association with France spans over 15 years and the company enjoys a close relationship with several French organizations. Nearly 65% of Wipro’s employees in France are locals. France is a key market for Wipro and the company is committed to continued investments there.

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