People: Infosys Ltd (INFY.BO)
Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan is an Executive Co-Chairman of the Board of Infosys Limited, since August 21, 2011. He is one of the founders of Infosys Limited. As the Executive Co-Chairman, he is responsible for working with the Chief Executive Officer to maintain channels of communication between the Company’s management and the Board, and to ensure that the Board receives all appropriate information in a timely manner. In 1981, Mr. Gopalakrishnan, along with N.R. Narayana Murthy and five others, founded Infosys Limited. His initial responsibilities included the management of design, development, implementation, and support of information systems for clients in the consumer products industry in the U.S. Between 1987 and 1994, Mr. Gopalakrishnan headed the technical operations of KSA/Infosys (a joint venture between Infosys and KSA at Atlanta, U.S.) as Vice President (Technical). In 1994, Mr. Gopalakrishnan returned to India and was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Infosys. On June 22, 2007, Mr. Gopalakrishnan was appointed the CEO and Managing Director of Infosys. Mr. Gopalakrishnan served as the Chief Operating Officer (April 2002), and as the President and Joint Managing Director (August 2006). He is the President designate of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Council and on the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. He is the Chairman of Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Kerala. He is a member of ACM, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society. Mr. Gopalakrishnan holds master's degrees in Physics (1977) and Computer Science (1979) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
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