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Kris Gopalakrishnan

Co-founder & Executive Co-Chairman

S. Gopalakrishnan is Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys.  Mr. Gopalakrishnan, along with N.R. Narayana Murthy and five others, founded Infosys in 1981.

Mr. Gopalakrishnan was voted the top CEO (IT services category) in Institutional Investor’s inaugural ranking of Asia’s top executives and selected as one of the winners of the second Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia in 2011. He was also selected to Thinkers 50 in 2009, a list compiled by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer, the IE Business School, Madrid, and the London Business School’s Management Innovation Lab.

Kris is the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Council and on the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-B), Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M). He is also the Chairman of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore.

In January 2011, the Government of India awarded Mr. Gopalakrishnan the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian honor. Mr. Gopalakrishnan, has represented Infosys and India in the Indo-U.S. CEO Council and President’s Council of the New York Academy of Sciences, and as a member of the UNESCO High-Level Panel on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity and was also the Chairman of Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD).

Mr. Gopalakrishnan holds Master’s degrees in physics and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.