S.D. Shibulal

About S.D. Shibulal

Birth Day: March 01, 1955
Birth Place: Bangalore, India, India
Other names: Shibulal
Education: M.Sc. (Physics) M.S. (Computer Science)
Alma mater: University of Kerala Boston University
Occupation: Co-Founder, Infosys and Axilor Ventures
Years active: 1981 – present
Employer: Infosys
Salary: Rupee 1 per year
Board member of: Boston University Globethics.net Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC)
Spouse(s): Kumari Shibulal
Children: Daughter: Shruti & Son: Shreyas

S.D. Shibulal

S.D. Shibulal was born on March 01, 1955 in Bangalore, India, India. One of 5 Infosys cofounders on the Forbes Billionaires list, S.D.Shibulal oversees his family office, Innovations Investment Management, since stepping down as the company's CEO in 2014 but continues to hold a small stake in the firm. He is the cofounder of business incubator Axilor Ventures together with former Infosys colleague Senapathy Gopalakrishnan. They are reportedly launching Axilor Transit to offer co-working spaces for startups. He also chairs The Tamara, a boutique resort chain that daughter Shruti founded and runs. Its flagship property is the Tamara Coorg, a luxury resort set amidst a coffee and spices plantation in south India. Along with wife, Kumari, he donates regularly to various causes through 2 family foundations.
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Popular As S.D. Shibulal
Occupation Technology
Age 65 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 01, 1955 (Bangalore, India, India)
Birthday March 01
Town/City Bangalore, India, India
Nationality India

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Biography/Timeline

1955

Shibulal, born in Alappuzha in 1955, was the only child of his parents. In an interview, he was quoted in reference to his early childhood life - "I was the only child, and my parents were really keen that I stay at home and take up a teaching job.” His Father, Damodaran, was an ayurvedic doctor; and mother, Sarojini, a state excise department employee. After completing schooling in T. D. High School, Alappuzha, he went to S. D. College in Alappuzha for his graduation. Upon completion, he joined Maharaja's College Ernakulam, then under University of Kerala, where he earned his M.Sc. in Physics. Moving into industry; he obtained an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Boston University in 1987.

1979

Shibulal started his career in 1979, as a software Engineer, with one of India's first software company and systems integrator, Patni Computer Systems.

1981

His Infosys journey began in 1981, when "Infosys Consultants Pvt Ltd." was co-founded on 2 July 1981 by - N. R. Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N. S. Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, K. Dinesh, Ashok Arora, and Shibulal - after they resigned from Patni. He played a pivotal role in the Infosys' journey; and his focus were its project management initiatives, followed by client relationships in North America. He was instrumental in the evolution of the Global delivery model, which established a new standard for the delivery of outsourced IT services.

1991

Shibulal, left Infosys in 1991 for a five-year sabbatical, and joined Sun Microsystems in the US. Between 1991 and 1996, he was responsible for designing and implementing Sun's first e-commerce application. In 1997, on his return to Infosys, Shibulal established and headed the Internet Consultancy practice, which set the stage for the company’s evolution into a major global Business consulting and IT services provider Shibulal held a number of senior leadership roles which include: Head of Worldwide Sales and Customer Delivery, and Head of Infosys Manufacturing and Distribution and Internet Consulting practice.

2007

On 22 June 2007, Shibulal took over from Kris Gopalakrishnan as the Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he focused on increasing competitiveness, improving customer experience, enhancing employee engagement and increasing the depth of services. Shibulal also joined as the member of the Board of Directors of Infosys.

2011

On 30 April 2011, the Infosys board announced that Shibulal was appointed as the new CEO and Managing Director of the company. On 21 August 2011, he took over his new role from Kris Gopalakrishnan. Soon after taking over, Shibulal announced Infosys 3.0, the strategy that would propel Infosys into its next phase of evolution. He termed, the first 15 years of Infosys as Infosys 1.0 and the next 12–13 years as Infosys 2.0, and was quoted “This was when we innovated the global delivery model and started delivering services, predominantly applications development and maintenance,... The 12-13 years after that constituted Infosys 2.0, developing the ability to supply services that allowed clients to become much more efficient and productive.” As the Chief Executive Officer, Shibulal is focused on strengthening strategic partnerships with clients, increasing client relevance and evolving the company’s Business model towards achieving Infosys’ aspirations of becoming the next generation global consulting and IT services corporation.In April 2014 Shibulal expressed the Desire to retire as its chief executive officer and managing Director. On 12 June, it was announced that Shibulal would quit as CEO and MD of Infosys from 1 August 2014.

2012

Shibulal met his wife Kumari, during his university days in SD College. The couple has two children; daughter Shruti and son Shreyas. One of his hobbies is dismantling and reassembling electronic devices to figure out how they work, and likes listening to Carnatic classical music. In a Financial Times interview in 2012, it was cited that his favourite city is New York. Shibulal, along with wife Kumari, daughter Shruti and son Shreyas, holds nearly 2.2% of Infosys shares, which has a market capitalisation of around $30 billion.

2014

In 2014 Shibula co-founded Axilor Ventures, a venture capital Service for young entrepreneurs.

2019

Shibulal is a member of the board of trustees, and the Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board of Boston University. He also serves on board of the foundation, Globethics.net, the Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC), and the Global Corporate Governance Forum’s Private Sector Advisory Group.

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