K. Dinesh is one of the seven co-founders of Infosys. He served as the Member of the Board of Infosys from 1981 – 2011. In 2011, he retired as the Head of Quality, Information Systems and the Communication Design Group.
During Dinesh's tenure as Head of Quality, the company's software quality processes achieved world-class benchmarks, including CMM Level 5 in 1999. Thereafter, he aimed to bring performance excellence to the entire organization. It involved adopting and implementing the Baldrige Framework and championing cross-functional process improvement using Six Sigma CFPM techniques developed by Motorola University.
Dinesh holds a post-graduate degree in Mathematics from Bangalore University. He was awarded a doctorate in Literature by the Karnataka State Open University in 2006.