S Gopalakrishnan, the co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman of Infosys, on 5 April 2013 was elected as the President of the industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2013-14.
He is succeeding Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group.
S Gopalakrishnan, who is also a Padma Bhushan recipient, Gopalakrishnan was in recent times was voted as the top CEO (IT services category) in Institutional Investor's inaugural ranking of Asia's Top Executives, and was selected as one of the winners of the second Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia.
Ajay S Shriram, Chairman of DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd, is President Designate of CII for the year 2013-2014. Sumit Mazumder Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Tractors India Pvt Ltd has been elected as the Vice-President of the business chamber for the year.
About S Gopalakrishnan
• He is an alumni of IIT, and is also on the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM).
• In 1981, Gopalakrishnan co-founded Infosys with six other entrepreneurs.
• From 1987-1994, Gopalakrishnan headed the technical operations of KSA/Infosys (a joint venture between Infosys and KSA in Atlanta, GA).
•In 2007, Kris took over as CEO and Managing Director of Infosys Technologies Limited from Nandan Nilekani. Kris previously served as Chief Operating Officer (since April 2002), and as the President and Joint Managing Director (since August 2006). His responsibilities included Customer Services, Technology, Investments and Acquisitions.
• He is also the Chairman of the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, and Vice Chairman of the Board for Information Technology Education Standards (BITES) set up by the Government of Karnataka.
•He is also a member of ACM, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.