Janhavi Nilekani (studying at Yale University) is daughter of Nandan Nilekani (Indian politician and former entrepreneur; Chairman of the new Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI))
It is the President of Infosys Technologies, a leading technology firms in Bangalore, India, and one of the youngest members of the Council of the Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum. It has become one of the most prominent Indian entrepreneurs worldwide. His experience and expertise in the complex world of technology inspired the author Thomas Friedman wrote the book The World is Flat.
Software engineer, is one of seven entrepreneurs who in 1981 dared to create Infosys, service and consulting in information technology. Today is the President and with it a turnover of 2,152 million dollars. In addition, it has become as Time magazine, one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Nandan Nilekani. Globalization is an inevitable process. Countries like Spain, China and India have benefited from free trade and globalization, and will remain so. Do not think there is a return to protectionism.
Nandan Nilekani, the man symbol of the "boom" Indian
Nandan Nilekani is the symbol of what India wants to be. The man who, at age 50, he presides Infosys, the company totem of the sector, which has put India on the path of globalization and new technologies.
Nothing else graduating in 1978, Nilekani came to ask for a job at the office of Narayana Murthy, who did not hesitate to hire him, beginning a personal and professional relationship that bore fruit in one of the happiest stories of Indian business.
In 1981, along with five other entrepreneurs created and Murthy Nilekani Infosys Technologies Limited. Only twenty-five years later, Infosys employs 52,000 people in twenty countries, had revenues of 2,150 million dollars last fiscal year (2004-2005), and has a huge hub in Bangalore, where the figures visiting the company are invited to plant a tree.
In the shadow of Murthy, until in 2002 he became the public face of Infosys, Nandan Nilekani is a methodical man whose personal politics at the end of the day to answer all e-mail messages that have arrived in the mail. President, CEO and chief operating officer of Infosys, married to Rohini, a writer in English, and father of two, is one of the men who has shaped the identity of Bangalore as the Silicon Valley of India.
During the 80's and 90's, the founders of Infosys worked selflessly reinvesting any profits in the company and marking the steps of a success story with its IPO, its exceptional growth and its entry into the Nasdaq. In the XXI century, Infosys has become the Microsoft India and with companies like Wipro and Tata Consultancy embodies the advent of India as a computer services giant that competes with Western companies.
The helmsman of Infosys, Nandan Nilekani, was born in Bangalore, where he lived his first twelve years. Then his father was transferred Nilekani in his work and went to live with his uncle, the small town of Dharwad. The young Nandan was good at study, so did not have much difficulty in entering the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, an institution that forged his character and where he assumed the guidelines that have guided him: meritocracy, subordination of personal glory the achievements of the team and return to society what it has given you.
Belief in the meritocracy originates Nilekani Infosys hires only 1.5 percent of candidates offered to the company. As for the rejection of personal glory, Nilekani said that? Never been ambitious?. And his concern about giving back to society what he has given has been to establish schools of science and technology, or a school for the oppressed in Bangalore, which has helped more than 30,000 of between 3 and 10 years.
Led by Nilekani, Infosys has become a role model in India, for their development, wealth creation and its organizational model, based on merit and not social status. Nilekani knows this and is happy to see it grow Infosys, India and in its operations center in Bangalore, the trees.
Nandan Nilekani, India, emerging economies engine
The CEO of the Indian company Infosys, Nandan Nilekani, introduced to India "a generator of the emerging economy," during a meeting in Madrid.
Hosted by BBVA, Nandan Nilekani uttered in the auditorium of the Spanish bank, a conference titled "India: emerging economies engine."
In the presentation, Francisco González, BBVA Chairman praised the record of Nandan Nilekani, "one of the youngest entrepreneurs who lead a great company" and said that the creation of Infosys in 1981, "changed the computing landscape in India. "
Infosys Technologies Limited, the second largest software company in India, part of the Nasdaq market, had the last fiscal year (2004-2005), a net profit of $ 420 million and expects to reach a profit of 2,000 million dollars, the next.
BBVA President recalled that the magazine "Fortune" Nilekani included in its list of the most powerful people in the world, and stressed that Infosys is "an excellent example" and stands out among the companies "are changing in India."
India has become one of the major economic powers in the world, said Gonzalez, who took the opportunity to announce that BBVA "will be in Mumbai in a couple of months."
Nandan Nilekani welcomed the developments in India, and back in time to explain the changes since 1947, when the country gained independence from the British crown, after two hundred years of domination.
He referred to the lack of private sector development and economic difficulties that went through that country, citing the year 1991 as "breaking point" from which, the government initiated economic liberalization.
Industrial licensing was eliminated for companies in the market could work, and carried out tax reforms, capital market and banking sector, said the businessman, adding: "We are beginning to reap the benefits of these reforms ".
Nilekani addressed the political and economic stability of India, a country with a population that exceeds 1,000 million and growth rates to be around 7-8 percent in coming years.
Noting that India can become a generator of the software industry worldwide, Nilekani spoke of software technology parks and the city of Bangalore, considered one of the ten cities "high-tech" in the world, Park which houses more than 1,500 technology companies, including Infosys Tech
He recalled that twenty five years ago India, and China were closed economies are now "two major economies of over 2,000 million, as part of the global economy."