(), popularly known as Kris Gopalakrishnan
is the President and CEO of Infosys Technologies
a global consulting and IT services company based in India
. He is also one of its seven founders.
Kris Gopalakrishnan spent his school days in Govt.Model School,Thycaud,Trivandrum.Kris obtained M.Sc. (Physics) in 1977 and M. Tech. (Computer Science) in 1979, both from IIT
. He received his doctoral degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University, London in 1986. He started his career as a founder of Infosys in 1986.
Career at Infosys
In 1986 Kris founded Infosys with his two classmates. The initial years of his responsibility at Infosys included management of design, development, implementation and support of information systems for clients in the consumer products industry in the US. During 1987-1994 he headed the technical operations of KSA/Infosys (a joint venture between Infosys and KSA at Atlanta, USA) as Vice President (Technical).
On June 22, 2007, Kris took over from Nandan Nilekani
as the CEO and Managing Director of Infosys Technologies Limited. Kris previously served as Chief Operating Officer (since April 2002), and as the President and Joint Managing Director (since August 2006). His responsibilities included Customer Services, Technology, Investments and Acquisitions.
Kris is currently the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Kerala, and Vice Chairman of the Board for... Read More