Stock: Infosys (INFY)

Top Management and Board of Directors

Top Management


Top Management [One top executive with tenure > 6 yrs]
NameDesignationSince Appointment
Nandan NilekaniChairman, Co-Founder6 Yrs, 10 Mos

Top Management [Two top executives with tenure < 1 yr]
NameDesignationSince Appointment
Jayesh SanghrajkaChief Financial Officer2 Mos
Salil S. ParekhChief Executive Officer, Managing Director-


Board Of Directors


Board Of Directors [Nine directors with tenure < 4 yrs]
NameSince Appointment
Nitin Paranjpe5 Mos
Chitra Nayak3 Yrs, 3 Mos
Govind Iyer1 Yr, 5 Mos
D N Prahlad-
Ravi Venkatesan-
Punita Kumar-Sinha-
D Sundaram-
Roopa Kudva-
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw-

Resignations in the Past Year

NameDesignationDate of Resignation
Nilanjan RoyChief Financial Officer31 March 2024
Uri LevineIndependent Director19 April 2023

Profiles of Top Management

Salil S. Parekh
CEO & Managing Director
Salil Parekh, as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, sets and evolves the strategic direction for the company and its portfolio of offerings, while nurturing a strong leadership team to drive its execution. Salil has nearly three decades of global experience in the IT services industry with a strong track record of driving digital transformation for enterprises, executing business turnarounds and managing successful acquisitions.
Most recently, Salil was a member of the Group Executive Board at Capgemini, where he held several leadership positions for 25 years. He was responsible for overseeing a business cluster comprising Application Services (North America, UK, Asia), Cloud Infrastructure Services, and Sogeti (Technology & Engineering Services Division). He was responsible for the strategy and execution of these businesses - setting direction and enabling rapid client adoption. He was also the Chairman of Capgemini's North America Executive Council. He was the architect of the North America growth and turnaround strategy, and was instrumental in setting up their offshoring capabilities.
In his earlier role as Partner at Ernst & Young, Salil is widely credited for bringing scale and value to the Indian operations of the consultancy firm.
He holds Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Nandan Nilekani
Chairman
Nandan Nilekani is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Infosys Limited. He was the Founding Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank of a Cabinet Minister from 2009- 2014. Nandan has co-founded and is the Chairman of EkStep Foundation, a not-for-profit effort to create a learner centric, technology based platform to improve basic literacy and numeracy for millions of children. In Jan 2023, he was appointed as the co- chair of the "G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure for Economic Transformation, Financial Inclusion and Development".
Born in Bengaluru, Nilekani received his Bachelor's degree from IIT, Bombay. Fortune Magazine conferred him with "Asia's Businessman of the year 2003". In 2005 he received the prestigious Joseph Schumpeter prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics. In 2006, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. He was also named Businessman of the year by Forbes Asia. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 & 2009. Foreign Policy magazine listed him as one of the Top 100 Global thinkers in 2010. In 2014, He won The Economist Social & Economic Innovation Award for his leadership of India's Unique Identification initiative (Aadhaar). In 2017, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from E & Y. CNBC- TV 18 conferred India Business leader award for outstanding contributor to the Indian Economy-2017 and he also received the 22nd Nikkei Asia Prize for Economic & Business Innovation 2017. He has been inducted as International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019. Business Standard Annual awards 2022 conferred, "The Life Time Achievement Award".
Nandan Nilekani is the author of "Imagining India", co- authored his second book with Viral Shah, "Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations" and co-authored his third book with Tanuj Bhojwani, "The Art of Bitfulness: Keeping calm in the digital world" released in Jan 2022.

Shareholder Value:
Creation of shareholder value in Infosys:
Date of appointment: August 24, 2017
In the last 5 years the average annualized return to shareholders was 22.6%. The present value of INR1,000 (PV1000) invested 5 years ago is now Rs2,765, a gain of Rs1,426 and dividend reinvested of Rs339.


Jayesh Sanghrajka
CFO
Jayesh has over 25 years of experience across a wide spectrum of finance functions. He has worked at Infosys for 18 years - first between 2000-07 and currently since December 2012. Jayesh was appointed as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Infosys Group in October 2015 and is presently responsible for various areas of the finance function including investor relations, business finance, corporate finance, treasury and tax. Additionally, he also oversees the mergers and acquisitions portfolio. In 2016, he was recognized by Businessworld magazine as the 'Most Promising Future CFO'. Jayesh is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant.

Shareholder Value:
Creation of shareholder value in Infosys:
Since appointment as CFO: The present value of INR1,000 invested on the appointment date of April 01, 2024 at close price of Rs1,466.23 is Rs1,089, including a capital gain of Rs68 and dividend reinvested of Rs21.

Profiles of Board of Directors

Roopa Kudva
Independent Director
Roopa Kudva is Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors and Omidyar Network partner. Omidyar Network is a US-based philanthropic investment firm.
Previously, she was the MD and CEO of CRISIL, a global analytical company providing ratings, research, and risk and policy advisory services. She has led CRISIL's evolution from a leading Indian rating agency to a diversified analytical company with clients ranging from the largest investment banks of the world to tens of thousands of small firms spread across India. Under her leadership, CRISIL's market capitalization has grown four-fold from Rs. 2,900 crores to Rs. 14,000 crores, and revenues have tripled.
Ms. Kudva regularly features in lists of the most powerful women in business compiled by prominent publications, including Fortune and Business Today. She is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the 'Outstanding Woman Business Leader of The Year' at CNBC TV18's 'India Business Leader Awards 2012', India Today 'Corporate Woman Award 2014' and Indian Merchants' Chamber Ladies' Wing's 'Woman of the Year' Award 2013-14.
Ms. Kudva is a member of several policy-level committees relating to the Indian financial system, including committees of the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the Reserve Bank of India. She has also been a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM. She is a regular speaker at global conferences and seminars by multilateral agencies, market participants, and leading academic institutions.
Ms. Kudva holds a postgraduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and also received the 'Distinguished Alumnus Award' from her alma mater.

Ravi Venkatesan
Independent Director
Ravi Venkatesan is the Chairman of the Board at Bank of Baroda. He is also the founder Chairman of Social Venture Partners India, a partner at Unitus Seed Fund and a fund advisor at Kalaari Capital. Ravi serves on the boards of Rockefeller Foundation, Infosys Ltd., and several advisory boards. He is the author of an acclaimed book 'Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere' published by Harvard Business Review.
Prior to this, as Chairman of Microsoft India between 2004 and 2011, Ravi helped build Microsoft India into Microsoft's second-largest presence in the world. He was instrumental in creating Microsoft India's Project Shiksha, a computer literacy program which has so far trained over 40 million school children in India. Ravi was previously the Chairman of Cummins India and led its transformation into India's leading provider of engines and power solutions. He helped establish the Cummins College of Engineering, India's first engineering college for women, in Pune. Ravi has served on the boards of Harvard Business School, AB Volvo, Bunge, and Thermax.
Ravi has a B.S. from IIT Bombay, an MS from Purdue University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a recipient of the IIT Bombay's Distinguished Alumnus Award and Purdue University's Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award. He was voted as one of India's best management thinkers by Thinkers50.
Ravi brings a wealth of experience in corporate leadership, globalization, innovation and private sector approaches to social change in addition to a deep understanding of the political economy of India.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Independent Director
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India.
Kiran is highly respected in the corporate world and has been named among TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. The Economic Times placed her at India Inc.'s top 10 most powerful women CEOs for the year 2012. Her pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition for both the Indian industry and Biocon.
Kiran holds a bachelor's degree in Zoology from Bangalore University, India, and is qualified as a Master Brewer from Ballarat University, Australia. She has also received many honorary doctorates in recognition of her pre-eminent contributions to the field of biotechnology.

D N Prahlad
Independent Director
D. N. Prahlad is the Chairman of EdgeVerve Limited.
D. N. Prahlad is the founder and CEO of Surya Software Systems Private Limited, Bangalore. Surya focusses on products for financial risk management of financial institutions in general and banks in particular.
In addition, Prahlad is on the advisory board of Computer Science and Automation Department of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He served as an adjunct faculty at Indian institute of Information Technology, Bangalore in its formative years. He serves as an advisory board member of PathShodh Healthcare, a company with leading edge nano-technology in diagnostic measurements related to diabetes.
Prahlad is a B.Sc. with honours in mathematics from Bangalore University and B.E. (Electrical technology and Electronics) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Prior to founding Surya, Prahlad played a key role in the rapid growth of Infosys Technologies, being associated with Infosys from its formative years. He brings with him a high level of experience of working with multiple Fortune 50 clients, creation of new services, products and strategies.

Punita Kumar-Sinha
Independent Director
Dr. Punita Kumar-Sinha has focused on investment management and financial markets during her 25-year career. She spearheaded some of the first foreign investments into the Indian equity markets in the early 1990s. Currently, she is the Founder and Managing Partner, Pacific Paradigm Advisors, an independent investment advisory and management firm focused on Asia. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is also a Senior Advisor and serves as an Independent Director for several companies. Prior to founding Pacific Paradigm Advisors, she was a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and the Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Asia Advisors. Dr. Kumar-Sinha was also the Senior Portfolio Manager and CIO for The India Fund (NYSE:IFN), the largest India Fund in the US, for almost 15 years, The Asia Tigers Fund (NYSE:GRR), and The Asia Opportunities Fund.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Dr. Kumar-Sinha was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., and CIBC World Markets, where she helped open one of the first India advisory offices for a foreign firm. She also worked at Batterymarch (a Legg Mason company), Standish Ayer & Wood (a BNY Mellon company), JP Morgan and IFC/World Bank.
Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been frequently featured in the media, including: The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Forbes, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Star News, Bloomberg, ET Now and The Economic Times. She has also anchored a TV series on ET NOW on various global economies, key Indian policy issues and their impact on capital markets. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been a speaker at many forums and many of her contributions at seminars and conferences have projected the potential and prospects of Asia as an investment destination.
Dr. Kumar-Sinha has a Ph.D. and a Masters in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. She is an MBA and also a CFA Charter holder. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is a member of the CFA Institute, the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a Charter Member and was a Board Member of TIE-Boston. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi.

D Sundaram
Independent Director
D. Sundaram, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, TVS Capital Funds Ltd.
D. Sundaram's experience spans corporate finance, business performance, monitoring operations, governance, mergers & acquisitions, talent/people management and strategy.
Sundaram joined Hindustan Unilever Limited as Management Trainee in June 1975; and served in various capacities as Corporate Accountant, Commercial Manager and Treasurer till 1990. He was seconded to Unilever, London as Commercial Officer for Africa and Middle East Group between 1990 and 1993. He was the Commercial Manager of TOMCO integration team in 1993 / 94. He was CFO of Brooke Bond Lipton from 1994 to 1996 and served in Unilever London between 1996 to 1999, as Sr. Vice President (Finance, IT and Strategy) for South Asia and Middle East. In April 1999 he returned to HUL as Finance & IT Director.
Sundaram was elevated as Vice Chairman of HUL in April 2008. In all, Sundaram has more than 34 years of experience with Hindustan Unilever Limited. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious "CFO of the Year for FMCG Sector" award by CNBC TV18 (2006 and 2008).
He is currently the Vice Chairman and MD of TVS Capital Funds Ltd in partnership with Gopal Srinivasan (TVS family) in a growth capital Private Equity Fund (TVS Shriram Growth Fund.) Assets under Management Rs. 1200 Cr. ($175m). Sundaram brings deep financial expertise and significant understanding of consumer related businesses to the PE operations.
Sundaram is a Post Graduate in Management Studies (MMS), Chennai, Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, and has done Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Programme (AMP).
Sundaram has served as an independent director on the Board of State Bank of India, between Jan 2009 to June 2014; of SBI Capital Markets between 2002 to 2014 and has been a member of the board of governors of Institute of Financial Management and Research, Chennai, since 2005.
He currently serves as an independent director on the boards of SBI General Insurance, GSK Pharma India, Crompton Greaves Consumer Limited and Trent Hyper Market (JV with TESCO).