Nandan Nilekani

Co-Founder & Chairman, Infosys Technologies Limited

Nandan Nilekani is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Infosys Technologies Limited. He was Founding Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a Cabinet Minister rank, from 2009-2014. Most recently, Nandan has cofounded and is Chairman of EkStep, a not-for-profit effort to create a learner-centric, technology-based platform to improve basic literacy and numeracy for millions of children. In 2005, he received the Joseph Schumpeter prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics. In 2006, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan and 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 & 2009. He also received the 22nd Nikkei Asia Prize for Economic & Business Innovation 2017. Nandan Nilekani is the co-author of The Art of Bitfulness: Keeping Calm in the Digital World with Tanuj Bhojwani. His previous books include Imagining India and Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations coauthored with Viral Shah.