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Infosys Ltd.

Infosys Ltd.

Sector: Computer Related Services Not Elsewhere Classified Region: India


: | New York Stock Exchange: INFY | Stuttgart Stock Exchange: IOY | Bombay Stock Exchange: 500209


Similar to: NYHERJI HF, GFI Informatique SA, Axis Communications

Infosys Ltd. is a consulting, technology and outsourcing company, which provides end-to-end business solutions thereby enabling clients to enhance business performance, delivered to customers globally operating in various industry segments. The company's industry segments are primarily financial services and insurance comprising enterprises providing banking, finance and insurance services, manufacturing, enterprises in the energy, utilities, communication and services and retail, consumer packaged goods, logistics and life sciences. Its offerings include IT Services, Engineering Services, Consulting Services, BPO Services, and Products and Platforms. The company's end-to-end business solutions include Business IT services, comprising application development and maintenance, independent validation services, infrastructure management, engineering services comprising product engineering and life cycle solutions and business process management; Consulting and systems integration services, comprising consulting, enterprise solutions, systems integration and advanced technologies; Products, business platforms and solutions to accelerate intellectual property-led innovation, including Finacle, its banking product, which offers solutions to address core banking, mobile banking and e-banking needs of retail, corporate and universal banks worldwide. Infosys was founded by K. Dinesh, S. Gopalakrishnan, Narayana Ramarao Nagavara Murthy, Nandan M. Nilekani, Pandit Shrikant and S. D. Shibulal on July 2, 1981 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

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Executives

S. Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder Executive Co-Chairman
S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris), along with N.R. Narayana Murthy and five others, founded Infosys in 1981. Kris served as Director (Technical) and his initial responsibilities included the management of design, development, implementation, and support of information systems for clients in the consumer products industry in the U.S.
Between 1987 and 1994, Kris served as the Vice President for Technical Operations of KSA/Infosys, a joint venture between Infosys and KSA located in Atlanta, U.S. In 1994, he returned to India and was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Infosys.
Before becoming the CEO and Managing Director in July 2007, Kris served as Infosys’ Chief Operating Officer, President and Joint Managing Director, responsible for customer services, technology, investments, and acquisitions. He took over as the Executive Co-Chairman on August 21, 2011.
Recognized as a global business and technology thought leader, Kris was recently voted the top CEO (IT Services category) in Institutional Investor’s inaugural ranking of Asia’s Top Executives and selected as one of the winners of the 2nd Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia in 2011. He was also selected to 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 in 2009.
In January 2011, the Government of India awarded Kris the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian honor. He has also represented Infosys and the country in international forums such as: The Indo-US CEO Council; President’s Council of New York Academy of Sciences; and Member of UNESCO High-Level panel on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity. Kris was also the Chairman of The Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD), a coalition of international business groups committed to sustainable development.
In April 2012, Kris was appointed as a member of the reconstituted United Nations Global Compact Board for three years. The Global Compact Board is the UN’s highest level advisory body, involving business, civil society, labor and employers organizations. He is also a member of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) International Advisory Board and Fudan University School of Management International Advisory Board. Both CEIBS and Fudan University School of Management are prestigious business schools in China and the Asia region.
Kris is the President designate of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Council and on the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. He is also the Chairman of Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Kerala and International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore. He is a member of ACM, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.
Kris holds master's degrees in Physics and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
S. D. Shibulal, Co-Founder Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
S. D. Shibulal (Shibu) is the Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys.
Prior to becoming the CEO and Managing Director, Shibu served as the Chief Operating Officer between June 22, 2007 and August 20, 2011. Earlier, Shibu held a number of senior leadership roles including: Head of Worldwide Sales and Customer Delivery, Worldwide Head of Customer Delivery, and Head of Infosys Manufacturing and Distribution and Internet Consulting practice.
As a co-founder of the company, he was instrumental in the development of Infosys’ Global Delivery Model, which established a new standard for the delivery of outsourced IT services and helped set the stage for the company’s evolution into a leading multinational business consulting and IT services provider.
As the Chief Executive Officer, Shibu is focused on strengthening strategic partnerships with clients, increasing client relevance and evolving the company’s business model towards achieving Infosys’ aspirations of becoming the next generation global consulting and IT services corporation.
Shibu is a member of the Board of Trustees, the International Advisory Board and the Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board of Boston University. He is also a member of the International Board of Foundation, Globethics.net, the Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC), and the Global Corporate Governance Forum’s Private Sector Advisory Group.
Shibu holds an MS degree in Computer Science from Boston University and a master’s degree in Physics from the University of Kerala.
V. Balakrishnan, Chief Financial Officer
With over 22 years of experience in leadership positions in the finance domain, Balakrishnan now plays the role of the Group Chief Financial Officer. His areas of responsibilities include Corporate Finance, International Taxation, Risk Management and Mergers & Acquisitions for the whole group.
Balakrishnan was appointed the Chief Financial Officer in April 2006. Prior to that, he served as Company Secretary and Senior Vice President – Finance. Balakrishnan joined Infosys in 1991 and has served in various capacities in the Finance Department.
Balakrishnan played a key role in Infosys’ Indian IPO in 1993 as well as the company’s first overseas listing in 1999. He closely supervised the three sponsored secondary offerings by Infosys including two Public Offer Without Listing in Japan. He also played a significant role in Infosys’ first acquisition in Australia. His contribution was valuable in procuring VC funding for Infosys BPO and its ultimate sale.
Balakrishnan was conferred the CNBC TV 18 Best performing CFO award for IT and ITES sector for 2008 and 2009. He was voted the Best CFO by Finance Asia in its Asia’s Best Companies Poll for 2008, 2009 and 2011. He won the Best CFO (Information Technology, Media, Communication and Entertainment) award from the ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) for 2008.
He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India.
Prior to joining Infosys, Balakrishnan was a Senior Accounts Executive with Amco Batteries Limited.
Balakrishnan holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Madras. He also holds ACA, ACS and AICWA degrees.

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