Independent Non-Executive Director - Axis Bank
Girish Paranjpe, 63 years, served as the Co-CEO of Wipro's IT Business from 2008-2011 and was a member of the Board of Directors Wipro Ltd.
He is a Commerce graduate and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
He served Wipro Limited, India's third biggest software company, for over two decades, contributing to rise of India’s IT lndustry from its infancy to its current globally dominant position. He lead the Wipro's IT business worth USD 5.8 billion and employee strength of over one lakh, spread over 54 countries. More recently, he was the Managing Director for Bloom Energy International, a silicon valley based alternative energy company. He, along with his IT industry colleagues, has promoted a venture fund, Exfinity Venture Partners, which invests in tech start -ups. He is also a General Partner at Exfinity.
He is an Operating Partner with Advent International, a private equity firm headquartered at Boston. He is also on Advent’s advisory board and serves on the boards of two Advent invested companies Dixcy Textiles and ASK Investment Managers. He is an independent director on two publicly listed companies CRISIL Ltd. (subsidiary of S&P Global) and Axis Bank, among top three private banks in India.
He is the Chairman of Audit Committee of the Board and a Member of IT Strategy Committee, Risk Management Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Bank.
He is not related to any other Director or Key Managerial Personnel of the Bank.