Member of the Board
Head of Infosys BPO, Finacle, and India Business Unit
Chairman of Infosys Lodestone
V. Balakrishnan is a Member of the Board of Infosys. He has more than 22 years of experience in leadership positions in the finance domain. Mr. Balakrishnan is currently the Chairman of Infosys Lodestone, the management consulting arm of Infosys, as well as Head of Infosys BPO, Finacle and the India Business Unit.
Mr. Balakrishnan joined Infosys in 1991 and has served in various capacities in the Infosys Finance organization. Prior to being appointed a Member of the Board, Mr. Balakrishnan served as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Balakrishnan played a key role in the company's Indian IPO in 1993 as well as the company’s first overseas listing in 1999. He has also closely supervised the three sponsored secondary offerings by Infosys, including two Public Offerings Without Listing in Japan. He has played a significant role in the company's first acquisition in Australia.
Mr. Balakrishnan has received several accolades in the financial services industry. He was voted the Best CFO by Finance Asia in its Asia’s Best Companies Poll for 2008, 2009 and 2011. He won the CNBC TV 18 ‘Best performing CFO’ award for IT and ITES sector for 2008 and 2009 and he also won the Best CFO (Information Technology, Media, Communication and Entertainment) award from the ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) for 2008.
Mr. Balakrishnan has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Madras. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India.