Vivek Paul: WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES

WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES

By age 38, Vivek Paul had already seen his American Dream come true. He arrived in the U.S. from India as an M.B.A. student in 1980, worked hard, married, started a family and rose to a top job at GE, having been recruited by Jack Welch himself. Then, in 1999, Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, an Indian conglomerate, called him back to India. He asked Paul, a former water-polo captain, to take over his software unit, Wipro Technologies. "He said, 'You can build another skyscraper in New York,'" Paul says, "'or you can build a completely new thing in India.'" Paul took the challenge. He transformed Wipro...

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