WIPRO CHAIRMAN AZIM PREMJI CONFERRED WITH HIGHEST FRENCH CIVILIAN HONOUR
Dec. 1, 2018

Chairman of IT major Wipro and philanthropist Azim Premji was bestowed with highest French civilian distinction Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour). He was awarded for his outstanding contribution to developing information technology industry in India, his economic outreach in France and his contribution to society as philanthropist through the Azim Premji Foundation and Azim Premji University

'Chevalier de la Legion the Honor

  • The Legion d'Honneur (Legion of Honour) award was instituted in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • It is the highest civilian award given by the French Republic for outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality of the recipients.