People: Infosys Ltd (INFY.NS)
Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan has been appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Infosys Limited, effective June 1, 2013. He is one of the founders of Infosys Limited. In 1981, Mr. Gopalakrishnan 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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