An Indian who made it globally - Nandan Nilekani

March 19th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by GD  

Nandan Nilekani There are very few gems who excel in their field and make a name for themselves worldwide. Nandan Nilekani is one such gem from India. Currently the CEO and Managing Director of an unbelievable and extra ordinary story called – “Infosys”.

Infosys with their head office at Bangalore specializes in IT & BPO services world over and has strength of 58,000 employees, annual revenue of $ 2 billion and a market capitalization of $ 21 billion. Nandan Nilekani has been a co founder of Infosys along with Narayan Murthy since its inception in 1981 and has held several posts in the organization until he was appointed CEO in March 2002.

Nandan Nilekani is essentially a small town boy who dreamt of making it big through shear hard work, dedication and by valuing the importance of team work. He had learnt to be independent very early on in life and this sowed the seeds of the success that followed. In 1981, Nandan Nilekani along with his colleagues embarked upon a dream called Infosys which changed the out look of the world and made India an IT super power.

Nandan Nilekani has also recently written a book titled “Imagining India” where he puts forward his perspective on a number of issues ranging from the British raj , Indira Gandhi , urbanization, health care to Information technology. He further mentions that the vast Indian population that speaks English and the pool of technical talent that India produces through its universities year on gives it the edge over other countries.

Nandan Nilekani is a recipient of several honors and awards. In Jan, 2006 Nandan become one of the youngest entrepreneurs to join 20 global leaders on the prestigious World economic forum foundation board. Nandan Nilekani has also been conferred with the “Padma Bhushan” one of the highest civilian honors of India.

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