People Mr Nandan Nilekani
Member, Oxford Martin Commission
Former Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India; former CEO, Infosys
Mr Nandan Nilekani is the former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank of Union Cabinet Minister, which aims to provide a unique identification number for all residents of India. Nandan Nilekani was the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Infosys Technologies Limited, which he co-founded in 1981. He was serving as Director on the Company’s Board since its inception to July 2009.He has held various posts at Infosys, including Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.
Nandan Nilekani co-founded India’s National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM).He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the President of NCEAR (the premier, independent, applied economics research Institute in India). Born in Bangalore, Nandan Nilekani received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He was named the Corporate Citizen of the Year at the Asia Business Leaders Award (2004). 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 and 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 and 2009. He is the author of ‘Imagining India’, which was one of the finalists for the FT-Goldman Sachs Book Award for the year 2009. Foreign Policy magazine listed him as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2010.
Oxford Martin Commission
- Oct 2013
- The Future is Now