Mr. Nandan M. Nilekani
B. Tech 1978, Electrical Engineering

Mr. Nandan Mohan Nilekani has been one of the driving forces behind the emergence of the Indian software industry on the global map and holds the distinction of establishing, along with six others, a software company that is a role model for Indian industry. He is known to be an outstanding strategist, an excellent analytical thinker & an extraordinary communicator.

Mr. Nilekani started his professional career in the software group at Patni Computer Systems Pvt. Ltd. Co-founder of Infosys, he was based in the US from 1981 to 1987, managing the marketing and development efforts. Since 1987, he has been based in Bangalore and has been responsible for world wide sales and marketing. He is currently the Managing Director/President and Chief Operating Officer.

Infosys Technologies Limited is one of the most respected software companies in India and the first to receive immediate ISO9001 certification. It is also the first Indian company to institute an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP). Infosys, with a market capitalisation of over Rs. 4000 crores, is recognised as a leader of the Indian stock markets.

Mr. Nilekani has contributed significantly in the areas of strategy, technology trend prediction, and international sales and marketing. He has also been the driving force behind Bancs 2000 – India’s leading bank automation software product.

He is a co-founder of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and has contributed to management education-particularly related to information technology.