Founder and Chairman, Infosys Technologies Limited, India
2003 award winner
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2003
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2002 India
Infosys, founded in 1981, was the first Indian company registered on the Nasdaq. The company regularly posts growth of 30% per year and has zero debt, and its revenues have grown at a compounded annual rate of more than 60% over the last decade. Infosys has introduced new services such as IT consulting, package implementation, systems integration and business process outsourcing. Narayana believes that Infosys’ growth depends on the ability to attract the best and the brightest people from around the world. The company’s mission is to be a globally respected corporation that provides the best solutions that leverage technology delivered by best-in-class people. This mission also hinges strongly on a value system that emphasizes strong ethical standards and trust.