Born : August 20, 1946 Mysore, India
Occupation : Chairman of Infosys Technologies
Salary : $50,000 (Infosys)
Net worth : $1.6 billion (2010)
Spouse : Sudha Murthy
Children : 2
N. R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian businessman.
Software engineer & the founder of Infosys Technologies.
Consulting and IT services company based in India.
He is currently the non-executive Chairman of Infosys.
He was the CEO of the company for 21 years (1981 - 2002).
o He founded Infosys in 1981 along with six software
After stepping down as CEO in 2002.
He has broadened his scope of activities.
To social services as well as promoting India globally.
His estimated net worth is $1.6 billion as of 2010.
Graduated in electrical engineering from NIE in 1967.
Received his master's degree from IIT Kanpur in 1969.
His 1st position was at IIM-A as chief systems programmer.
He worked on a time-sharing system.
Designed and implemented a “BASIC” interpreter for
ECIL (Electronics Corporation of India Limited).
After IIM-A he then joined Patni Computer Systems in
Murthy met his wife Sudha Murthy in Pune.
An engineer working at Tata Engg. and Locomotive Co.
In 1981, with an investment of Rs.10,000 he founded
He served as the president of the National Association of
Software and Service Companies (1992 to 1994).
Murthy served as the founder CEO of Infosys for 21 years.
At Infosys he articulated, designed and implemented the
Global Delivery Model which has become the foundation
for the huge success in IT services outsourcing from India.
Murthy serves as an independent director on the board of
the DBS Bank of Singapore.
He also serves as a director on the Central Board of the
Reserve Bank of India.
He is also an Independent Director on the board of HSBC.
He also serves on the boards of the Ford Foundation and
He is the chairman of the governing body of the
International Institute of Information Technology –
Chairman of the Governing Body of the Indian Institute
of Management, Ahmadabad.
Murthy retired from his executive position at Infosys on
20 August 2006.
However, he continues as the Non-Executive Chairman of
Murthy started a new venture capital fund called
Catamaran Venture Fund with the money he got by
selling 800,000 Infosys shares worth 174Crores.
The style of Narayana Murthi has mixture of some styles
that are given below……
POSITIVE STYLE- Mr. Murthi has a positive style of
leadership i.e. a leader promote his follower to work
hard by offering them rewards. Mr. Murthi promote
his employee as per their ability.He always believe in
Honesty and Loyalty.
DEMOCRATIC STYLE- Also known as participative
style. The authority is decentralised.
Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in
He served as the Executive Chairman of the Board and
Chief Mentor from 2002 to 2006.
He started infosys at the share of $250 in 1981 and this
time share of infosys are more than $2 billion U.S.
Mr. Murthy articulated, designed and implemented
the Global Delivery Model which has become the
foundation for the huge success in IT services
outsourcing from India.
He is an IT advisor to several Asian countries.
Mr. Murthy serves as an independent director on the
boards of several global companies including Unilever
NV, Unilever plc and HSBC
REASONS FOR SUCCESS
Invest in well understood, proven products & not just
Given stakeholders bad news proactively & early.
Speed, imagination & excellence.
Leaders in the making.
Respect for the competition.
Government of India
Government of India
Officer of the Legion of Honor
Government of France
Order of the British Empire
Government of United Kingdom
Voted as the managed company on India.
Biggest exporters of software.
First to follow the US generally accepted accounting
principles before going for Nasdaq listing in 1991.
Championed corporate governance in India.
Lessons from N.R Murthy
Think Big. Don't Hesitate to Start small.
Cut Yourself a Slice, Not a Large One Always
Treat your People Good, but Your Best Better
Sharing is Caring.
Talent Spotting and Division of Labour
Hold on to Your People but don't stick
Get Rich honestly
You might fail, but get started Learn from
mistakes and move on
Narayan murthy is a visionary who applied his leadership
skills to built one of the biggest IT company in India.
Stress on building & maintaining relationship.
Innovation is only means to sustain customer loyalty in a