Nandan Nilekani and Narayan Murthy: Infosys

Presented by: Harpreet Kaur Jasmine Attri

Nandan Nilekani

Vijay. spent their early childhood here Their father worked as a General Manager of Mysore and Minerva Mills. . 1955 into a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family. as the younger son of Durga and Mohan Rao Nilekani. Vijay lives in Washington D. Nilekani was born in Banglore on June 2.C where he works in the nuclear energy institute.Early life and Family Nandan M. Both Nandan and his brother. who is elder to Nandan by 8 years.

. In 1973. This taught him to be independent. Nandan moved to his uncle's place at Dharwad at the age of 12. at the age of 18 he got admission in IIT Mumbai. He graduated with B.Schooling and Graduation Nandan Nilekani had his initial schooling in Bangalore from Bishop Cottons Boys School.Tech in Electrical Engineering. The stint at the IIT Mumbai transformed him from a small town boy to a confident mature man.

Nandan Nilekani is married to Rohini. whom he met at a quizzing event at IIT. education. They have two children Nihar and Janhavi. Rohini worked as a journalist and is actively involved with several nonprofit organizations in Bangalore. and in equity access to water for all. .Personal life She has also set up an endowment fund Arghyam that supports endeavors in health. both studying at Yale University.

He become the CEO of Infosys. . After working 3 years in Patni computers. taking over from Narayan Murthy in March 2002 and remain CEO upto April 2007. he started own company “Infosys” with Narayan Murthy and other 5 members.Career and Professional Life Graduated from IIT Bombay 1978 Joined Mumbai based ‘Patni Computer Systems’ .

in the rank of a cabinet minister under invitation from the Prime Minister of India. Manmohan Singh. . He served as a Board of Director since Infosys Inception in 1981. He is also handling government of India’s technology committee called TAGUP.Cont…. He held the post of Managing Director. Dr. President and Chief Operating Officer in Infosys. He left Infosys on 9 July 2009 to serve as the chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India.

Quick facts Nilkani has an estimated net worth of Indian rupee equailent to US $1. In 2009 Times magzine placed Nilekani in the times 100 list of ‘world’s Most Influential People’ He co-founded India’s National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) as well as the Bangalore Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs.3 billion. .

persevere: “ .5 steps of success for Nilekani Have a clear goal and focus If possible. assemble a team of people: “ Don’t let success go to your head Learn to deal with satbacks Persevere. persevere.

“Business of the Year for Asia” in 2007 “Padam Bhushan” one of the highest civilian honors awarded by the government of Indian in 2006 One of the “Youngest Entrepreneurs” to join 20 global leaders on the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) in Jan 2006 . He is the first Indian to receive the top honour.Honors and Awards He was preseted the ‘Legend in Leadership Award’ by the Yale University in November 2009.

Cont… TIME magazine honored as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in may 2006 Named among the ‘World’s most respected leaders’ in 2002 and 2003. Joseph Schumpeter Prize for innovation services in economy. economic science and politics in 2005 Awarded the “ corporate Citizen of the Year “ award at the Asian Business Leader Awards in 2004 organized by CNBC . according to a global survey by Finanical Times and Pricewaterhousecoopers.

Narayan Murthy .

They have two children Rohan and Akshata. 1946. His father was a high-school teacher and an avid reader of English literature. His wife. She is known for her philanthropic work through the Infosys Foundation. Sudha Murthy. He came from a poor but educated family. is an Indian social worker and accomplished author.Early life and Personal Details Born into a Kannada Madhwa Brahmin family in Mysore on August 20. .

1969 . 1967 Education Master’s as M.TEch from IIT Kharagpur. University of Mysore.Obtained his B. E degree from National Institute of Engineering.

he found infosys with 6 other professionals. he joined Patni Computer System in Pune. In 1981 with an investment of Rs.10000 ($259 at that time) from his wife. After IIM Ahmadabad.Carrier and Professional Life He started his carrier at IIM Ahmadabad as chief system Programmer where he work on timesharing system. Under his leadership Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. .

Director of Central Board RBI & NDTV Person of Governing Body of IIT Bangalore and IIM Ahmadabad He serves on the board of HSBC.Cont… Murthy served as CEO of Infosys for 21 years. Ford Foundation and the UN Foundation. . Independent board director of DBS bank of Singapore.

Indian school of business Hyderabad. Cornell University. He serves as a member of the Unilever board between 2007 and 2010 .Cont… He also serves on the boards of various International and National Universities like Singapore Management University. International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore etc.

Key success factors Sound Management Skills Nurturing Working Atmosphere Commitment to values. speed .Imagination and Excellence Personnel Management .

. Have a healthy sense of respect for the competition . always underpromise and over deliver.. proven product & not just R&D. Invest in well understood. While dealing with the investors .Cont.

Honors and Awards Padma Vibhushan.2008 by Indian Govt. World Entrepreneurs of the Year.2005 by financial times.2003 by Ernst & Young 1st International office in U. Ranked 8th among the 15 admired global leaders-2005 by Economists Ranked 28 among the world most respected business leader.S.A.1987 . a second highest civilian award.

1997 by FIE foundations.Cont… Chairman of the committee on Corporate Governance(2003)SEBI Ratan Vibhushan Award.2001 by Wharton school. Padam Shri Award.2000 by Indian Govt .1997 by Business Barons. Business Leader of the Year Award. Dean’s Medal Award.

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