N.R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian Coroporate Leader, software engineer and the founder of Infosys.
Born into a south Indian family, in Mysore, Karnataka, India, on August 20, 1946, he graduated in electrical engineering from National Institute of Engineering,Mysore in 1967 and got his master’s degree from IIT Kanpur in 1969. He secured rank at both places.
He began his career with Patni Computer Systems at Pune. He met his to-be wife Sudha, who was working as a Research Associate with Tatas at Pune. Sudha Murthy, who by herself, has a brilliant Academic and career record, is from Mangalore, Karnataka. In 1981, he founded Infosys with six software professionals. He served as President of National Association of Software and Service Companies, India from 1992 to 1994.
Mr. Murthy served as CEO of Infosys for twenty years, handing over the reins to a fellow co-founder Nandan Nilekani in March 2002. In 1999, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ (INFY). He is the chairman of the governing body of both the Indian Institute of Information Technology – Bangalore, and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad . In addition, he is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Cornell University Board of Trustees, Singapore Management University Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors for the William F. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business.