- Name: Nandan Nilekani
- Born: 06/02/1955 (65 years old)
- Occupation: Former chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
Nandan Nilekani (born 2 June 1955) is an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat, and politician. He co-founded Infosys and is the non-executive chairman of Infosys replacing R Seshasayee and Ravi Venkatesan, who were the co-chairs of the board, on 24 August 2017. After the exit of Vishal Sikka, Nilekani was appointed as non-executive chairman of the board effective August 24, 2017.
He was the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). After a successful career at Infosys, he headed the Government of India’s technology committee, TAGUP. He is a member of Indian National Congress but not active in politics as of 2019.
School: Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, IIT Bombay
Birth Place: Bangalore, Mysore State, India, (now Karnataka, India)
Nandan Nilekani quotes :
My parents were concerned that I would not get good schooling, so they put me up in my uncle's house in Dharwad, and I spent about six years there. So at a very young age, I was away from my parents. I developed an amount of independence and learned to stand on my own feet.Nandan Nilekani