Narayan Murthy

Narayan Murthy


“Our assets walk out of the door each evening. We have to make sure that they come back the next morning.”

–narayan Murthy

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name Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy
birth date aug 20 1946(age 65)
birthplace mysore,Karnataka,India.
occupation chairman emeritus, Infosys
education engineer from IIT Kanpur
spouse sudha Murthy

Narayan Murthy Biography:

N R Narayan Murthy is an Indian industrialist and a software manager and a chairam of infosys,one of the prominent software company.He and his 6 college co-founded infosys in 1981 at a grass root level. Mr N R Murthy served as CEO from 1981 to 2002. From 2002 to 2011, he served as Chairman. In 2011, he became Chairman Emeritus. N R Murthy was born in mysore,karnataka on 20 Aug 1965 and issued a degree of electrical engeenering from Mysore university and later took the masters degree in software engineering from it Kanpur.

Narayan Murthy


Narayan Murthy Infosys:

NR Murthy worked as a chief system programmer at IIM Ahmedabad.In 1976 he started a company named softroncs in which he later failed and joined Patni computers in Pune.After settling down in Pune NR Murthy founded Infosys in 1981 with the help of Sudha Murthy with an initial investment of rs.10000 which was invested by Sudha Murthy.N Murthy was CEO of Infosys for 21 long years which was followed by Nandan Nilekani in 2002.In 2011 Murthy completely retired from Infosys becoming the chairman of emeritus.

Mr Murthy serves as an independent director on the corporate boards of HSBC, DBS Bank, Unilever, ICICI and NDTV. He also serves on the boards of the Ford Foundation, the UN Foundation, the Indo-British Partnership, a trustee of the Infosys Prize, and as a trustee of the Rhodes Trust that manages the Rhodes Scholarship. He is also the Chairman of the Governing board of Public Health Foundation of India He also serves on the Asia Pacific Advisory Board of British Telecommunications. In 2005 he co-chaired the World Economic Forum in Davos.

NR Murthy awards and honours:

year name of award awarding organisation
2011 forbes lifetime achievement award forbes
2011 NDTV Indian of the Year’s Icon of India NDTV
2010 IEEE Honorary Membership institute of electrical and electronics engineer
2010 man of the year GQ magazine
2010 foreign associate member united states national academy of engineering 2009
Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
2008 Padma Vibhushan president of India
2008 Officer of the Legion of Honor government of France
2007 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) government of UK
2007 IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
2002 Asia’s Businessman of the Year fortune magazine
2001 Max Schmidheiny Freedom Prize switzerland
2000 Padma Shri president of India

Narayan Murthy Personal life:

Indian social author and well-known author nee Kulkarni(now Sudha Murthy)is the wife of Narayana Murthy.Sudha Murthy is specifically known for her philanthropic work through Infosys foundation.Gururaj Deshpande, a serial entrepreneur is a brother in law of n Murthy.Akshata and Rohan are two children of Murthy couple.

In August 2009, Akshata married Stanford Business School classmate Rishi Sunak in a high-profile wedding ceremony held at the Leela Palace Bangalore. Akshata is a fashion entrepreneur and was formerly with Siderian Ventures, a clean technology venture capital firm located in San Francisco. Mr Sunak, an Oxford graduate and Fulbright scholar, is a partner at the UK-based charitable hedge fund TCI. Rohan Murthy is a Cornell graduate and received a Microsoft Fellowship to pursue advanced doctoral work in computer science at Harvard. In June 2011, Rohan married Lakshmi Venu Srinivasan, heiress to the TVS Group dynasty via her father TVS Motors Chairman Venu Srinivasan.

NR Narayana Murthy on Friday stepped down as Chairman of Infosys, bringing the curtains down on his 30-years of illustrious innings at the helm, even as he sought to inspire the new leadership team and the employees to take the company to greater heights.

Narayana Murthy foresees huge IT boom

One of the India IT giants Infosys’ chairman Narayana Murthy expected for a 25-26 percent growth in the IT sector.

Murthy, who attended a ceremony in Kolkata on Jan 23, “Under the current circumstances, it is performing well. Overall, things are fine.


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