People: Infosys Ltd (INFY.BO)
22 Aug 2014
Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan is no longer a Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys Ltd., effective October 11, 2014. He previously served as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Infosys Limited, effective June 1, 2013 until June 14, 2014. He is one of the founders of Infosys Limited. Between 1987 and 1994, Kris served as the Vice President for Technical Operations of KSA / Infosys, a joint venture between Infosys and KSA located in Atlanta, U.S. In 1994, he returned to India and was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Infosys. Before becoming the CEO and Managing Director in July 2007, Kris served as the company's Chief Operating Officer, President, and Joint Managing Director. Kris served as the company’s Executive Co-Chairman between August 2011 and May 2013. He is a Trustee of the Infosys Science Foundation. He has also represented Infosys and the country in international forums such as: The Indo-US CEO Council; President’s Council of New York Academy of Sciences; and the UNESCO High-Level Panel on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality. Kris was also the Chairman of The Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD). In April 2012, Kris was appointed as a member of the reconstituted United Nations Global Compact Board for three years. He is also a member of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) International Advisory Board and Fudan University School of Management International Advisory Board. Kris serves on the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B), and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M). He is also the Chairman of International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B) and a member of ACM, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society. He was the immediate past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Council. Kris holds Master's degrees in physics and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
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