N. R.

Narayana Murthy

Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy better known as N. R. Narayana Murthy, is an Indian industrialist and software engineer. He is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys Technologies Limited. 

Early life
Born in Mysore, Karnataka on August 20, 1946. Murthy graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Engineering, University of Mysore in 1967 after attending government school. He received his master's degree from IIT Kanpur in 1969. 

Career
His first position was at IIM Ahmedabad as chief systems programmer[3] where he worked on a time-sharing system and designed and implemented a BASIC interpreter for ECIL (Electronics Corporation of India Limited). After IIM Ahmedabad, he joined Patni Computer Systems in Pune. Before moving to Mumbai, Murthy met his wife Sudha Murthy in Pune who at the time was an engineer working at Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd. (Telco, now known as Tata Motors) in Pune. Murthy founded Infosys in 1981 in Pune with an initial capital of US $250, most of which was borrowed from his wife Sudha Murty. At its inception, he invited six other engineers to join the company. Murthy served as the founder CEO of Infosys for 21 years, and was succeeded by co-founder Nandan Nilekani in March 2002. At Infosys he articulated, designed and implemented the Global Delivery Model which has become the foundation for the huge success in IT services outsourcing from India. He also lead the company through several key decisions including its listing on the Indian stock exchange and on the NASDAQ. He served as chairman of the National Association of Software and Service Companies from 1992 to 1994.[4] In August 2004, TIME listed him under ³Global Tech Influentials´ as one of the ten leaders who are helping shape the future of technology.[citation needed] In November 2006, TIME again voted him as one of the Asians who have brought about revolutionary changes in Asia in the last 60 years.[citation needed] Murthy retired from his executive position at Infosys on 20 August 2006. However, he continued as the Non Executive Chairman of the Board.[5]. In 2011 Murthy retired as Non

DBS Bank and Unilever.Executive Chairman from Infosys Board. Indo-British Partnership. the committee on alumni affairs and development at Yale University. He is the chairman of the Governing board of Public Health Foundation of India [7] He is a member of the Advisory Boards and Councils of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.[6]. the Board of Members of School of Management at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). She is known for her philanthropic work through the Infosys Foundation. and the University of Tokyo¶s President's Council. the Corporate Governance initiative at the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Board of Directors of INSEAD.[citation needed] Sudha Murthy also gave him 430 crores. Singapore Management University. is an Indian social worker and accomplished author. N R Narayana Murthy to be the Chairman Emeritus effective August 21. UN Foundation.6% stake in Infosys. and NDTV. which she got by selling quarter of her 1. the Indian School of Business.\  Personal life His wife. The Board of Directors unanimously invited Mr. 2011.  Board memberships Murthy serves as an independent director on the boards of HSBC.000 Infosys shares worth 174 crores. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business. He also serves as a British Telecommunications. He also serves on the boards of the Ford Foundation. Sudha Murthy (née Kulkarni). the William F. Asia Business Council and Business Advisory Council of Great Lakes Institute of Management and International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore.Rohan and Akshata. the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Cornell University committee on academic affairs. They have two children . . Asian Institute of Management (AIM). Murthy started a new venture capital fund called Catamaran Venture Fund with the money he got by selling 800.

Switzerland. Government of France. 2007 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Nikkei Inc. University of Pennsylvania. Ernst and Young. 2003 Asia's Businessmen of the Year 2003 Indo-French Forum Medal 2003 World Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 Wharton Business School Dean's Medal 2001 Max Schmidheiny Liberty Prize 2001 Nikkei Asia Prize 2000 Padma Shri 1998 Distinguished Alumnus Award 1996 JRD Corporate Leadership Award . Indo-French Forum. President of India. 2010 IEEE Honorary Membership 2010 Foreign Associate Member 2008 Padma Vibhushan 2008 Officer of the Legion of Honor Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition 2007 Government of United Kingdom. Awards and honors: Year Name Awarding organization Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. United States National Academy of Engineering. All India Management Association (AIMA). President of India. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Fortune magazine.

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