LAKSHMINARAYANA K R
CHIEF ENDOWMENT OFFICER,
AZIM PREMJI FOUNDATION
- CHIEF ENDOWMENT OFFICER MANAGING INVESTMENTS OF THE $9.75 BILLION ENDOWMENT FUND SET UP BY AZIM PREMJI
- MADE INVESTMENTS WORTH $1.2BN DURING HIS TENURE IN WIPRO
- EXPERIENCED IN CORPORATE FINANCE AND STRATEGY, PARTICULARLY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY.
Lakshminarayana K R, also known as (Lan), is the Chief Endowment Officer in charge of managing investments for Azim Premji's $9.75 billion Endowment Fund. He also actively participates in Azim Premji's charitable projects, which are carried out through two non-profit organisations: the Azim Premji Foundation (APF) and Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI).
Lan worked for Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) for 17 years, holding positions such as Chief Strategy Officer, CFO of the IT company, and Corporate Treasurer & Head of Investor Relations. Lan oversaw many major milestones during his time at Wipro, including over $1.2 billion in strategic M&A agreements, the incubation of new business units, the introduction of organised Treasury systems, and the Investor Relations (IR) department.
Lan also holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Lan is a licenced management accountant and an MBA graduate from IIM Lucknow.