N. R. Narayana Murthy co- founded Infosys in 1981, served as the CEO during 1981 – 2002, Chairman and Chief Mentor during 1981 – 2011, and Chairman-Emeritus during August 2011 – May 2013. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. He has also served as the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been awarded the Legion d’honneur by the Government of France, the CBE by the British Government and the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. He is ranked among the top 10 of the Financial Times’ list of “Business pioneers in technology”, published in March 2015.
He is a graduate from National Institute of Engineering with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He also received his master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur.