Mr. Narayana Murthy is undoubtedly one of the most famous persons from India. He is credited for creating the biggest IT empire in India that has brought India on the world’s IT map. He is the brain behind Infosys which is considered to be the jewel of India’s IT crown. Today, Infosys is acknowledged by customers, employees, investors and the general public as a highly respected, dynamic and innovative company. In March 1999, Infosys Technologies became the first India-registered company to be listed on an American stock exchange. Narayana Murthy distributed the company’s profits among the employees through a stock-option program, and adopted the best corporate governance practices.
He is one of the seven founders of Infosys Technologies, a global consulting and IT services company based inIndia. He is currently the non-executive Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys. He was the CEO of the company for 21 years, from 1981 to 2002. After stepping down as CEO in 2002, he has broadened his scope of activities to social services as well as promoting India globally.
Murthy’s corporate and social vision has been appreciated globally and he is the recipient of several awards including Padma Vibushan – India’s second highest civilian award.
In 2009, his lectures delivered around the world have been published as a book A Better India: A Better World.