Nandan Nilekani

About Nandan Nilekani

Birth Day: June 02, 1955
Birth Place: Bangalore, India
Political party: INC
Residence: Bangalore
Alma mater: Bishop Cotton Boys' School IIT Bombay
Occupation: Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys

Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani was born on June 02, 1955 in Bangalore, India. Nandan Nilekani is the cofounder of tech giant Infosys and its non-executive chairman since August 2017. Nilekani, who left Infosys in 2009, was brought back in 2017 after a boardroom shakeup at the company and the sudden departure of its CEO. Nilekani is credited with building Aadhar, India's mammoth identity card scheme, while chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India. The tech magnate, who still has shares in Infosys, has been backing startups in recent years.
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Popular As Nandan Nilekani
Occupation Technology
Age 65 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 02, 1955 (Bangalore, India)
Birthday June 02
Town/City Bangalore, India
Nationality India

🌙 Zodiac

Nandan Nilekani’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Nandan Nilekani was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Biography/Timeline

1955

Nandan Nilekani was born on 2 June 1955 at Bangalore, Karnataka. His parents Durga and Mohan Rao Nilekani are from Konkani Brahmin community originally from Sirsi town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka His Father worked as a general manager of Mysore and Minerva Mills and subscribed to Fabian Socialist ideals that influenced Nilekani in his early years. Nilekani's elder brother, Vijay, works in the Nuclear Energy Institute.

1978

In 1978 he started his career at the Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems, where he met and was interviewed by N.R. Narayana Murthy. In 1981, Nilekani, Murthy, and five others left Patni to start their own company, Infosys. Nilekani became the chief executive officer of Infosys in March 2002 and served as CEO of the company through April 2007, when he relinquished his position to his colleague Kris Gopalakrishnan and became co-chairman of the board of Directors. Before assuming leadership as CEO in 2002, Nilekani held various posts, including managing Director, President, and chief operating officer. He served as its CEO from March 2002 to April 2007. During his five-year tenure as CEO, Infosys' topline grew sixfold to $3 billion.

2008

In 2008 he also set up the Indian Institute for Human Settlements in order to help to solve urban challenges for India.

2009

Nilekani has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his book Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation and spoke at a TED conference in 2009 on his ideas for India's Future.

2014

According to news reports, he was the richest candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with declared assets worth Rs 7,710 crore in his affidavit filed before the Election Commission.

2016

In December 2016, he joined a committee to investigate how people in India could use digital payments to a greater extent.

2017

Nilekani is married to Rohini Nilekani (née Soman), whom he met at a quizzing event at IIT. They have two children, Nihar and Janhavi, each of whom has received an undergraduate degree from Yale University. Nandan Nilekani belongs to the Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin community and his first language is Konkani. In addition to Konkani, he speaks Kannada fluently along with Hindi, Marathi, and English. The Nilekani family has a 2.29 percent stake in Infosys as per the quarter ended June 2017.

2019

Nilekani is President of the governing body of the New Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India’s largest and oldest non-profit economic research think tank. NCAER, established in 1956, does grant-funded independent economic policy research and sponsored research studies for governments and industry. Its work covers almost all branches of economics, from economic forecasting to poverty analysis. NCAER is among a handful of think tanks globally that collect primary survey data on a scientific, national basis covering households, enterprises, consumers, and individuals. NCAER’s economic and social data sets are used widely for research and analysis on India.

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