16 Motivational Quotes By Nandan Nilekani The Co-Founder Of Infosys That Will Fill You With Passion.
Nandan Nilekani is the former chairman of Infosys, and one of the co-founders. In 2009 he bid adieu to the organization after working for a little less than three decades.
It was at the Electronic City campus of Infosys Technologies that more than 20,000 employees and close friends had gathered for his farewell ceremony. In an emotion laden speech the founder addressed his employees, "I am generally very articulate but this is not the day or place where I can be articulate. I've been wrapped up in Infosys for 28 years. My only identity is Infosys. I will be going to lead a programme to give identity to every Indian. But today I am losing my identity.''
Regaling his experiences when Infosys was in its nascent stage, Nilkeni recollected how he carried his first computer on his lap during a trip he was making from Mumbai to Bangalore.
The electrical engineer decided to pursue a career in public service when Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh approached him to head the UIDAI – Aadhar Card project.Commenting on the transformation in his job, Nilekani said, "I am leaving an organized world. Here, standing at the top of an abyss, even if I were to fall, I may find water. But, in my new role, I'm supposed to work with 600 government departments knowing fully well that no two government departments get along with one other.'' However he also added that public service was always at the back of his mind, and that his father and uncle were also public servants.