People: Infosys Ltd (INFY.NS)
Murthy, N. R. Narayana
Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, C.B.E., has been appointed as Chairman Emeritus of Infosys Ltd., effective October 11, 2014. He served as Non-Executive Chairman of the company between June 14, 2014 and October 11, 2014. Prior to that he served as Executive Chairman of the Board between June 1, 2013 and June 14, 2014. He founded Infosys in 1981, served as the CEO and Chairman during 1981 - 2002, Chairman and Chief Mentor during 2002 - 2011 and as the Chairman Emeritus during August 2011 - May 2013. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. Mr. Murthy articulated, designed, and implemented the Global Delivery Model, which has become the foundation for the delivery of IT outsourcing services from India. He has led key corporate governance initiatives in India. He is an IT advisor to several Asian countries. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ford Foundation, Rhodes Trust and the UN Foundation. He has served as a member of the boards of directors of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Unilever NV and Unilever PLC. He has served on the governing boards of Cornell University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has also served as the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Mr. Murthy holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mysore and a Master’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
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