Profiles - K V Kamath, Narayana Murthy, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal
Saturday, 30th April 2011
Chairman of the Board
Kundapur Vaman Kamath is currently an Independent Director on the Board of Infosys. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICICI Bank Limited, India's second largest bank. Kamath has a degree in mechanical engineering as well as one in management studies from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Kamath was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India�s highest civilian honors, in 2008. He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2008; was named �Businessman of the Year� by Forbes Asia and The Economic Times �Business Leader of the Year' in 2007; Business Standard�s �Banker of the Year' and CNBC-TV18's �Outstanding Business Leader of the Year� in 2006; Business India's 'Businessman of the Year� in 2005; and CNBC's 'Asian Business Leader of the Year' in 2001. He has been given an honorary Ph.D. by the Banaras Hindu University.
Co-Chairman of the Board
Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris), a co-founder of the Company, has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director since June 22, 2007. Kris is recognized as a global thought leader. He was selected to be on Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business thinkers compiled by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer, in association with the IE Business School, Madrid, and the London Business School's Management Innovation Lab. Kris has received many honors including Padma Bhushan. Kris holds a Master�s degree in Physics and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Mr. S. D. Shibulal is one of the co-founders and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Infosys Technologies Limited. He has over three decades of leadership experience in IT services industry. He has played a pivotal role in the Infosys journey and a seminal role in the evolution of the Global Delivery Model which is now the de-facto industry standard for delivery of outsourced IT services. Mr. S. D. Shibulal has a Master's degree in Physics from the University of Kerala and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Boston.
The Board of Directors unanimously invited Mr. N R Narayana Murthy to be the Chairman Emeritus effective August 21, 2011. This is in recognition of his founding the company, mentoring his co-founders, and nurturing the organization over the last thirty years.
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