Infosys Technologies Chairman Murthy Retires

N.R. Narayana Murthy, cofounder of Indian outsourcer Infosys Technologies and a pioneer of the Indian outsourcing industry, stepped down on Sunday as the company’s chairman.

Murthy, who was Infosys’ first chief executive officer (CEO) when the company was established in 1981, moved to the position of executive chairman of the company in 2002, making way for younger leadership. Nandan Nilekani, also a cofounder, took over as CEO, while another cofounder, S. Gopalakrishnan, was appointed as chief operating officer.

Murthy, who reached the company’s retirement age at 60 on Sunday, continues as non-executive chairman and chief mentor of Infosys. “I will dedicate myself to social causes,” Murthy said in an in interview earlier this year

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2 comments so far

  1. DIPAN THAKUR on

    can u tell me what will be the effect on infosys after exit of murthy?

  2. Eshwar S on

    well it depends. some companies infact do better when their founders exit from day to day activities, while some struggle (like dell). so its hard to really say.


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