Intro Bill Gates of Bangalore Slogan Inspiration - “The World is flat“ The co-founder of Infosys along with Narayan Murthy CEO and Managing Director of the Infosys Currently serving as the Nandan Nilekani Chairman of the new Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
Personal life Birth : June 2, 1955 in Sirsi town, Karnataka Father-Mohan Rao Nilekani(General Manager of Mysore and Minerva Mills) Mother- Durga Brother- Vijay(Nuclear Energy Institute) Studies B.Tech in Electrical engineering from IIT Mumbai in 1978
Family Married to Rohini, - met at IIT quizzing event Two children Nihar and Jahnavi, both studying at Yale University
Career Joined Patni Computers and worked under Narayan Murthy. In 1981, Nandan Nilekani along with Narayan Murthy and five other co-founders founded Infosys. Shifted to US to take care of Infosys interests there. CEO and MD of Infosys from March 2002 to April 2007 Left Infosys on 9 July 2009 to serve as the chairperson of the UIDAI, in the rank of a cabinet minister under invitation from the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh He co-founded India‟s National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)
Last day at Infosys“I am generally very articulate but this is not the day or place where I can bearticulate. Ive been wrapped up in Infosys for 28 years. My only identity isInfosys. I will be going to lead a programme to give identity to every Indian. Buttoday I am losing my identity… But, in my new role, Im supposed to work with600 government departments knowing fully well that no two governmentdepartments get along with one other.”
Honors and awards 2009- Legend in Leadership Award by the Yale University. He is the first Indian to receive the top honor. 2007- Forbes “Businessman of the Year” for Asia 2006- „Padma Bhushan Award‟ by the Government of India 2005- Joseph Schumpeter Prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics 2004- Corporate Citizen of the Year award at the Asia Business Leader Awards organized by CNBC.
Book -Imagining India- Deals with the idea of re-building India as an economic power
Uniqueness From Flat World to Imagining Unique India : Gave identity to every Indian Values like doing things on time, on budget, and using high quality people. Full of ideas & a very good communicator