Mr.Dinesh is a Co-Founder of Infosys Limited; a global leader in Information Technology, Business Consulting and Process Outsourcing solutions. He served on the Board of Directors of Infosys from its inception, in 1981, until his retirement in 2011.
During his 30 years with Infosys, Mr.Dinesh and his six Co-Founders successfully converted an initial investment of about $200 into one of the largest and most successful Consulting companies in the world. Today, Infosys operates in over 30 Countries, employs over 150,000 associates and has a market-cap of approximately $40 Billion. Widely regarded as being among the best managed Companies in the world, it has been voted “India’s Most Admired Company” in every Wall Street Journal (Asia) survey since the year 2000.
Mr.Dinesh began his I.T career in 1976 with NGEF Ltd; a regional manufacturing collaborator of AEG Germany. He subsequently joined Patni Computers, Bombay, in 1980. Thereafter, he Co-Founded Infosys in 1981.
Over the ensuing three decades with Infosys, Mr.Dinesh held critical leadership positions and headed a number of strategic initiatives for the Company. These efforts played a definitive role in shaping the future of Infosys and helped catapult it to a position of global leadership. During this time, he helped the Company achieve a number of innovative breakthroughs in mission-critical and process-intensive areas; Infosys became the first Indian Company to be certified SEI CMM-5; one of the first to adopt the Malcolm Baldrige Framework on a companywide basis; a Six Sigma practitioner for process improvement; an early adopter of SAP Enterprise Solutions; and, the world’s first PCMM-5 Company. During this period, Mr.Dinesh held the roles of “Head of Software Development for Worldwide Operations,” “Head of Human Resources Development,” “Global Head of Quality & Information Systems,” and “Head of the Communications Design Group.” In addition, he served as the Chairman of Infosys Australia from 2003 to 2011 and as the President of the “Infosys Science Foundation” for the year 2010. He currently serves on the Board of one of India’s leading Healthcare organizations.
Mr.Dinesh has a Post-Graduate degree in Mathematics from Bangalore University, India, and was conferred an honorary Doctorate in Literature (DLit) from the Karnataka State Open University in 2006. He is married to Mrs. Asha Dinesh and has two daughters; Ms. Divya Dinesh and Ms. Deeksha Dinesh. Mr. Dinesh and his family are committed philanthropists and have donated millions of dollars to several noteworthy causes in Education and Healthcare in their native India.