Building Infosys

Narayana Murthy founded Infosys in 1981 with a $250 loan from his wife. Today the company employs over 200,000 people and is valued at over USD $60 billion. In this closed discussion with executives in Switzerland, Murthy describes the journey of building Infosys - sharing some of the unique challenges he and his co-founders faced - in defining the values, taking the company public, opening in China, and overcoming enormous pressure from large clients. This talk offers rare insight into the mind of one of the world's greatest and most respected entrepreneurs.

Narayana Murthy
Founder of Infosys

Narayana Murthy is one of the brilliant minds behind the Indian multinational corporation, Infosys – which he founded in 1981 with a $250 loan from his wife. He is an industrialist described by Time magazine as the “Father of Indian IT Sector” and listed among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time by Fortune magazine. Today Infosys employs more people than Google, Facebook and Microsoft combined and is valued at over $60 billion USD. Murthy has demonstrated that it is possible to build a world-class company from within India, despite considerable political, economic and societal challenges.

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