Associate Vice President and Head – Global Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability Reporting and Governance, Infosys
Aruna started her career as a Cost Accountant and worked extensively in the area of sales and marketing, before coming home to learning and development. Over the last 25+ years, she has traversed many fields gaining a rich experience and perspective across organizations, people and functions.
As Associate Vice President, she leads Infosys Diversity and Inclusion and Sustainability Reporting and Governance portfolios. A leader in Executive Council at Infosys Bangalore Development Centre, she is also Founder Mentor of Green Connect, the Infosys environmental sustainability initiative powered by Infoscions.
She was the President of the Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA), an industrial estate of over 180 corporations, and she continues to be engaged in security, traffic, transport, infrastructure and social programs for the estate. She now serves as the Chairperson of ELCIA Trust. She works with Bangalore City Police and the Government of Karnataka on projects concerning improvements to traffic and infrastructure and the prevention of crime in the city. In 2009, she was honored with the WILL Women’s Choice Award, a special recognition for Women in Leadership. She was also selected as The Most Happening Woman in Bangalore – 2011, by the Women’s Guild, a forum for talented women across fields and endeavors.
Her current efforts include working with Civil Defence; Jaago Re and Jaagte Raho, Citizen Police and other projects aimed at growing the involvement of citizens in governance and actions – a key to building a vibrant democracy.
A keen sports enthusiast, Aruna has represented Karnataka in Women’s Hockey for many years including captaining the state team, school, college and university teams in a sports career spanning over 11 years. She is also an amateur athlete (marathon) and motorcyclist. She also serves on the Board of Studies at Mount Carmel College’s Commerce Department