Wipro Limited was recognized with the “Elevate Texas” award by the Texas Economic Development Corporation, the organization that markets the state as one of the world’s top locations for business.
The statewide award recognizes communities, organizations and companies that are making a tremendous contribution to Texas’ economy, whether through jobs and investment, infrastructure and workforce development or other initiatives, which help to drive growth in the Lone Star State.
“Wipro is truly a global leader in the IT services industry and a major force in economic development in the State of Texas,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, Chairman of the Board of Texas Economic Development Corporation and President of Financial Services at Capital One. “Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited, and Abid Neemuchwala, CEO of Wipro Limited, have been active supporters of Texas. We are grateful for their partnership with the Texas Economic Development Corporation and their commitment to growing in our state.”
Yajnik, together with Robert Allen, President and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation, applauded Wipro for its investment in Texas, particularly when it comes to the future of Texas’ workforce. In March 2017, the company expanded the Wipro Science Education Fellowship (SEF) program to Texas, in collaboration with the University of North Texas at Dallas. Through the SEF program, Wipro has pledged $1.1 million to train K-12 educators for excellence in STEM disciplines, to help enhance student learning in Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area public schools.