People: Infosys Ltd (INFY.BO)
20 Dec 2013
Murthy, N. R. Narayana
Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, CBE, has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board of Infosys Ltd. effective June 1, 2013. Mr. Murthy served as Company's Chief Executive Officer for 20 years between 1981 and 2002, and as the Executive Chairperson of Company's Board from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Murthy also serves as a director on the boards of Infosys China and Infosys Consulting. Mr. Murthy serves as a director on the board of HSBC Holdings PLC. Mr. Murthy has served as a director on the boards of DBS Bank Limited, DBS Group Holdings Limited, Unilever Plc, Unilever nv and New Delhi Television Limited. Mr. Murthy is a member of the advisory boards and councils of several educational and philanthropic institutions, including Cornell University; Ford Foundation; INSEAD; Indian Institute of Management Technology, Bangalore; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; Singapore Management University; United Nations Foundation; and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Murthy was ranked as India's most powerful Chief Executive Officer for three consecutive years between 2004 and 2006 by the Economic Times. In 2004, TIME Magazine. In 2005, The Economist magazine ranked him among the ten most admired global business leaders. Mr. Murthy has won the Max Schmidheiny Liberty 2001 prize and Ernst and Young’s World Entrepreneur of the Year 2003 award. Mr. Murthy was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2008. The Government of France conferred on him the Officer of the Legion of Honor in 2008. Mr. Murthy has been conferred with the title of CBE by the British government. Mr. Murthy received a B. E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mysore and an M. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, or IIT, Kanpur.
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