Industry: Information technology
No of shares: 1,463,003,208
Face value: Rs 2
BSE code: 507685
NSE code: WIPRO
Key people: Azim Premji
Share holding pattern (as on 30th Sep 2008):
Foreign & Institutional investors: 7.87%
Public & others: 12.76%
WIPRO is one of the largest IT services companies of the Indian origin. It has diversified client list with its presence in more than 35 countries. Wipro is the World’s first CMMi Level 5 certified software services company and the first outside USA to receive the IEEE Software Process Award.
Wipro was started in 1947 as a cooking oil company. Later on with the vision of Ajim premji it diversified into many sectors and finally it kissed the fortune when it entered into IT services sector. WIPRO is the short form of Western India Vegetable Products Ltd.