Narayana Murthy is the Non-Executive Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies Limited. He is a B.E. Electrical from University of Mysore (1967) and M.Tech from IIT Kanpur (1969). Narayan Murthy ...Associated to charities Akshaya Patra Foundation
Narayana Murthy is the Non-Executive Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies Limited. He is a B.E. Electrical from University of Mysore (1967) and M.Tech from IIT Kanpur (1969). Narayan Murthy began his career with Patni Computer Systems in Pune. In 1981, Narayana Murthy founded Infosys with six other software professionals. In 1987, Infosys opened its first international office in U.S.A .
In 1995, Infosys set up development centers across cities in India and in 1996, it set up its first office in Europe in Milton Keynes, UK. In 1999, Infosys became the first Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ.
Today (in 2006), Infosys has a turnover of more than $ 2billion and has employee strength of over 50,000. Narayana Moorthy received many honors and awards for his commendable contributions. In June 2000, Asiaweek magazine featured him in a list of Asia's 50 Most Powerful People. In 2001, Narayana Murthy was named by TIME/CNN as one of the 25 most influential global executives.
He was the first recipient of the Indo-French Forum Medal (2003) and was voted the World Entrepreneur of the Year - 2003 by Ernst and Young. The Economist ranked Narayana Murthy eighth on the list of the 15 most admired global leaders (2005) and Narayan Murthy also topped the Economic Times Corporate Dossier list of India's most powerful CEOs for two consecutive years - 2004 and 2005. He is a living legend and an epitome of the fact that honesty, transparency, and moral integrity are not at variance with business acumen.