Nandan Nilekani

Chairman, Infosys Limited

Bachelor’s degree, IIT, Bombay. Co-Founder and Non- Executive Chairman, Infosys. Co-Founder and Chairman, EkStep, a not-for-profit effort to create a learner centric, technology-based platform to improve basic literacy and numeracy for millions of children. Former Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank of a Cabinet Minister. Author of “Imagining India”; Co-Author of “Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations”. Recipient of honours and awards, including: “Asia’s Businessman of the year 2003”, Fortune Magazine; Joseph Schumpeter prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics (2005); Padma Bhushan (2006); named Businessman of the year, Forbes Asia (2006); listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Time magazine (2006 and 2009); listed as one of the Top 100 Global thinkers, Foreign Policy magazine (2010); The Economist Social & Economic Innovation Award for leadership of India’s Unique Identification initiative (Aadhaar) (2015); Lifetime Achievement Award, E & Y (2017); India Business Leader Award for outstanding contributor to the Indian Economy, CNBC-TV 18 (2017); 22nd Nikkei Asia Prize for Economic & Business Innovation (2017).