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Overview

History

Established in 1981, Infosys is a NYSE listed global consulting and IT services company with more than 160,000 employees. From a capital of US$ 250, we have grown to become a US$ 8.25 billion (FY14 revenues) company with a market capitalization of approximately US$ 31 billion.

In our journey of over 30 years, we have catalyzed some of the major changes that have led to India's emergence as the global destination for software services talent. We pioneered the Global Delivery Model and became the first IT company from India to be listed on NASDAQ. Our employee stock options program created some of India's first salaried millionaires.

Read more about the defining moments in the history of Infosys.

Milestones

2014

  • Revenue crosses 50,000 crore in rupee terms
  • Board decides to increase the dividend pay-out ratio to up to 40% of post-tax profits
  • Cash and cash equivalents (including Available-for-sale financial assets and certificates of deposit) cross 5 billion in dollar terms

2013

  • Infosys Board appoints N. R. Narayana Murthy as Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Infosys begins trading on NYSE Euronext London and Paris markets
  • Infosys Edge™ wins the NASSCOM Business Innovation Award for 2013
  • Infosys presented with ‘2013 Environmental Tracking Carbon Ranking Leader’ award

2012

  • Listed on the NYSE market
  • Infosys acquires Lodestone Holding AG, a leading management consultancy based in Switzerland
  • Forbes ranks Infosys among the world's most innovative companies
  • Infosys among top 25 performers in Caring for Climate Initiative

2011

  • N. R. Narayana Murthy hands over chairmanship to K.V. Kamath
  • Infosys crosses US$ 6 billion revenue mark, employee strength grows to over 125,000

2010

  • Infosys crosses the US$ 5 billion revenue mark

2009

  • Infosys selected as a member of The Global Dow
  • Employee strength grows to over 100,000

2008

  • Infosys crosses revenues of US$ $ 4 billion
  • Annual net profits cross US$ 1 billion

2007

  • Kris Gopalakrishnan, COO, takes over as CEO. Nandan M. Nilekani is appointed Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Quarterly revenues cross US$ 1billion

2006

  • Infosys celebrates 25 years. Revenues cross US$ 2 billion. Employees grow to 50,000+
  • Annual revenues double to $ 2 billion. It took 23 years to reach first billion, only 23 months to reach next billion in revenues
  • N. R. Narayana Murthy retires from the services of the company on turning 60. The Board of Directors appoints him as an Additional Director. He continues as Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys

2005

  • Records the largest international equity offering of US$ 1 billion from India
  • Selected to the Global MAKE Hall of Fame

2004

  • Annual Revenues reach US$ 1 billion
  • Infosys Consulting Inc. is launched

2003

  • Establishes subsidiaries in China and Australia
  • Expands operations in Pune and China, and sets up a development center in Thiruvananthapuram

2002

  • Touches revenues of US$ 500 million
  • Nandan M. Nilekani takes over as CEO from N.R. Narayana Murthy, who is appointed Chairman and Chief Mentor
  • Opens offices in the Netherlands, Singapore and Switzerland
  • Sponsors secondary ADS offering
  • Infosys and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania set up The Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Awards (WIBTA)
  • Launches Progeon, offering business process outsourcing services

2001

  • Touches revenues of US$ 400 million. Opens offices in UAE and Argentina, and a development center in Japan
  • N. R. Narayana Murthy is rated among Time Magazine/CNN's 25 most influential businessmen in the world
  • Infosys is rated as the Best Employer by Business World/Hewitt

2000

  • Touches revenues of US$ 200 million
  • Opens offices in France and Hong Kong, a global development center in Canada and UK, and three development centers in the US
  • Re-launches Banks 2000, the universal banking solution from Infosys, as Finacle™

1999

  • Touches revenues of US$ 100 million. Listed on NASDAQ
  • Infosys becomes the 21st company in the world to achieve a CMM Level 5 certification
  • Opens offices in Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Australia, and two development centers in the US
  • Infosys Business Consulting Services is launched

1998

  • Starts Enterprise Solutions (packaged applications) practice

1997

  • Opens an office in Toronto, Canada
  • Infosys is assessed at CMM Level 4

1996

  • The Infosys Foundation is established

1995

  • Opens first European office in the UK and global development centers at Toronto and Mangalore. Sets up e-Business practice

1994

  • Moves corporate headquarters to Electronic City, Bangalore. Opens a development center at Fremont

1993

  • Introduces Employee Stock Options (ESOP) program
  • Acquires ISO 9001/TickIT certification
  • Goes public

1987

  • Opens first international office in Boston, US

1983

  • Relocates corporate headquarters to Bangalore

1981

  • Infosys is established by N. R. Narayana Murthy and six engineers in Pune, India, with an initial capital of US$ 250
  • Signs up its first client, Data Basics Corporation, in New York

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