Best known as the Chief Executive Officer of Infosys Ltd., this Indian technology entrepreneur also served on the board of SAP SE (Systems Applications Products Societas Europaea).
After studying computer science at both Maharaja Sayajirao University and Syracuse University, he earned a PhD from Stanford University. After working briefly for Xerox, he founded a company called iBrain.
In 2008, he became a board member of an Indian technology journal and organization called the CTO Forum.
He grew up in a Punjabi family in Madhya Pradesh, India. His mother was a schoolteacher, and his father worked for the Indian Railways.
He and fellow computer scientist Robert Sedgewick both earned degrees from Stanford.