Nandan Nilekani. by Preeti Morla

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Published on November 15, 2010

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Nandan Nilekani : Nandan Nilekani Preeti Morla IBA Bangalore 10-12 Batch Who is he???? : Who is he???? The "Bill Gates of Bangalore” The man who inspired the slogan “The World is flat" He is … : He is … The inspiration & face behind the book, the “World is Flat” The co-founders of Infosys along with Narayan Murthy CEO and Managing Director of the Infosys He currently serves as the Chairman of the new Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), after a successful career at Infosys Technologies Ltd. Nandan Nilekani Personal life : Personal life Born on June 2, 1955 in Sirsi town, Karnataka Younger son of Durga and Mohan Rao Nilekani His father worked as a General Manager of Mysore and Minerva Mills He has an elder brother, Vijay, who works in the Nuclear Energy Institute B.Tech in Electrical engineering from IIT Mumbai in 1978 Family : Family Married to Rohini, whom he met at a quizzing event at IIT. Two children Nihar and Janhavi, both studying at Yale University Career (1/2) : Career (1/2) After graduating, he joined Patni Computers where he worked under Narayan Murthy. In 1981, Nandan Nilekani along with Narayan Murthy and five other co-founders founded Infosys. While Narayan Murthy stayed in India, Nandan Nilekani shifted to the US to take care of Infosys' interests there. He was the company's marketing face. Career (2/2) : Career (2/2) CEO and MD of Infosis from March 2002 to April 2007 Left Infosys on 9 July 2009 to serve as the chairperson of the UIDAI, in the rank of a cabinet minister under invitation from the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh He co-founded India’s National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) He has an estimated net worth of the Indian rupee equivalent of US$1.3 billion Honors and awards (1/2) : Honors and awards (1/2) 2009- 'Legend in Leadership Award' by the Yale University. He is the first Indian to receive the top honor. 2007- Forbes “Businessman of the Year” for Asia 2006- ‘Padma Bhushan award’ one of the highest civilian honors awarded by the Government of India 2005- Joseph Schumpeter Prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics 2004- Corporate Citizen of the Year award at the Asia Business Leader Awards organized by CNBC. Honors and awards (2/2) : Honors and awards (2/2) One of the youngest entrepreneurs to join 20 global leaders on the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) Foundation Board in January 2006. Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi Member of the review committee of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. He, along with Infosys founder (and currently non-executive chairman) N. R. Narayana Murthy, also received Fortune magazine’s Asia’s Businessmen of the Year 2003’ award. Named among the ‘World’s most respected business leaders’ in 2002 and 2003, according to a global survey by Financial Times and PricewaterhouseCoopers. His book : His book Imagining India: By Nandan Nilekani The Idea of a Renewed Nation Last day at Infosys : Last day at Infosys “I am generally very articulate but this is not the day or place where I can be articulate. I've been wrapped up in Infosys for 28 years. My only identity is Infosys. I will be going to lead a programme to give identity to every Indian. But today I am losing my identity… But, in my new role, I'm supposed to work with 600 government departments knowing fully well that no two government departments get along with one other.” - Nandan Nilekani His success Manthra : His success Manthra Have a clear goal and focus If possible, assemble a team of people Persevere, persevere, persevere Learn to deal with setbacks Don’t let success go to your head Why Nandan Nilenkani is admired : Why Nandan Nilenkani is admired From Flat World to Imagining Unique India by giving identity to every Indian Karma Yogi: Huge capacity to postpone gratification His values like doing things on time, on budget, and using high quality people. Full of ideas & a very good communicator Slide 15: Thank you

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