People: Infosys Ltd (INFY.NS)
14 Mar 2014
Mr. Kundapur Vaman Kamath is Lead Independent Director of Infosys Limited. He has resigned as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company effective June 1, 2013. He is non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICICI Bank Limited, India's second bank. He started his career in 1971 at ICICI, an Indian financial institution that founded ICICI Bank and merged with it in 2002. In 1988, he moved to the Asian Development Bank and spent several years in South-east Asia before returning to ICICI as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 1996. He retired as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited in April 2009. Mr. Kamath serves as a director on the boards of ICICI Bank Limited and Schlumberger Limited. Mr. Kamath was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honors, in 2008. He has been conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2008 and was named Forbes Asia’s 'Businessman of the Year' and The Economic Times ‘Business Leader of the Year' in 2007; Business Standard's 'Banker of the Year' and CNBC-TV18's Business Leader of the Year’ in 2006; Business India's 'Businessman of the Year' in 2005; and CNBC's 'Asian Business Leader of the Year' in 2001. He was conferred with an honorary Ph.D. by the Banaras Hindu University. Mr. Kamath has served as the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry between 2008 and 2009. Mr. Kamath received a degree in mechanical engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
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