Business responsibility report

Infosys is committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment for all our employees. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit and business needs. The Company policy prohibits harassment of any kind, including harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, sex, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law.

Diversity and inclusion

A Global Diversity Council represented by senior employees from across the world working in delivery, human resources, sales and business functions supports and cascades the programs of the diversity office. The council determines the focus areas specific to the geography, sets goals and works to improve diversity along with periodic performance reviews. It also ensures the consistent implementation of policies and programs to equip women employees to reach leadership positions.

Our global employee count stands at 1,94,044 as on March 31, 2016, and covers over 129 nationalities. The percentage of women employees is 35.6%. Being an equal opportunity employer, we do not mandate the disclosure of disability at the time of recruitment. The number of employees who have voluntarily disclosed their disability status and the nature of disability stands at 161.

Our employee distribution across region and gender over the last three years is as follows:


As on March 31, 2016

As on March 31, 2015

As on March 31, 2014




























































Note: Permanent and fixed-term employees as per the base location

Our HR-personnel-to-employee ratio is guided by global standards and benchmarks. Most of our employees work as full-time, permanent employees. We have a de minimis number of employees working on a part-time / fixed-term contract. All employee benefits are provided based on the requirements mandated by the laws in the countries where we operate and the locations where we recruit.

Creating a fair and equitable environment

Our anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies apply to everyone involved in the operations of the Company, as well as vendors and clients.

The forums to deal with issues and concerns raised by our employees are as follows:

  • Hearing Employees and Resolving (HEAR)
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Initiative (ASHI)
  • Whistleblower Policy

The details of concerns and grievances raised by employees in fiscal 2016 are as follows:

Employee grievances

No. of grievances

Workplace harassment (1)


Workplace concerns (2)


Other issues (3)

Disciplinary issues – major (4)


Disciplinary issues – minor (5)




Closure statistics

Internal arbitration


Disciplinary action




Scope: Infosys Group

(1) Refers to all kinds of sexual harassment issues heard and

resolved at the workplace.

(2) Refers to grievances employees raise at the workplace.

(3) Refers to queries, clarifications and concerns that do not get channelized as per the Company grievance mechanism.

(4) Major cases involve reputation risk to the Company / employees, fraud or other ethical misconduct. This year, we are reporting the disciplinary action taken against individuals on account of incorrect data provided at the time of joining.

(5) Minor cases refer to misdemeanors or mistakes that can be corrected.

The details of workplace sexual harassment complaints in India, reported as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, and the Ministry of Women and Child Development notification dated December 9, 2013 are as follows:

Complaints received

Fiscal 2016

Number of cases filed


Disposal by conciliation


Disposal by disciplinary action(s)


Employee resource groups and associations

Employee resource groups representing diverse backgrounds, affinities and skills facilitate community participation, networking, cultural enrichment and support, based on gender, affinity, ability and sexual orientation. These groups design programs and initiatives such as, peer-to-peer chat groups, leadership talks, conferences and special events, to ensure assimilation and engagement of the diverse groups and communities within the larger workforce.

We recognize the right to freedom of association through collective bargaining agreements in accordance with the laws of the land. A de minimis percentage of our employees are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA).

The number of employees covered under CBA worldwide, as on March 31, 2016, is as follows:

Operating location

Total no. of employees

No. of employees covered under CBA



















Sweden (1)



Netherlands (1)






(1) Only employees hired at these locations are covered.

We continue to use our annual employee satisfaction survey — LITMUS — to capture feedback from our employees. The survey results are analyzed and action items identified for better employee engagement.

Enabling a flexible work culture

We believe that providing a flexible work culture helps us retain talent and keeps our employees motivated and engaged.

Some of the flexible work options that are provided to our employees are:

  • Nine days of work-from-home option every month for family care
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Sabbatical for personal reasons (1)
  • Paternity leave
  • Adoption leave
  • Part-time, flexi-hours and selective telecommuting
  • Sabbatical for community service
  • Sabbatical for higher education
  • Work options from satellite offices

Scope: Infosys Limited, India.

(1) Personal reasons could include leave taken by new parents, sickness, adoption and travel with spouse to onsite locations.

Health and safety

Ozone, our Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (HSEMS), is designed to comply with all applicable legal requirements and exceed these expectations wherever we operate. It helps provide a secure working environment for our employees, assets and operations against all HSE risks. The initiative also keeps employees, contractors and others well informed, trained and committed to our HSE process. Most of our campuses in India are OHSAS 18001:2007 certified.

The significant dimensions of Ozone are as follows:

Risk management: This includes the identification of hazards, including new or modified activities, products and services, the implementation of measures to minimize or control impacts, and monitoring them in a structured way. Our workstations and furniture are designed to mitigate ergonomic risks prevalent in our sector. Physiotherapists are available at most campuses in India and conduct regular sessions on ergonomics and work-related injuries.

Safety committees: The Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) committee in each of our campuses comprises employee representatives and members of the Management and cross-functional teams. The committee brings employees and the Management together in a non-adversarial, cooperative effort to promote OH&S at the workplace. Our employees are actively involved in suggesting and implementing changes to the HSE Policy.

Training: The HSE training needs are identified for different personnel based on the nature of their jobs. Accordingly, training – including awareness sessions, mock drills, classroom sessions and periodic demonstrations – is provided to all employees and contractual staff. HSEMS training is also a part of our employee-induction programs. E-learning modules have also been rolled out for creating awareness.

Audits and assessments: Periodic reviews and audits of the HSEMS are conducted for evaluating the HSE performance as well as suitability and effectiveness of processes and programs in achieving objectives and targets in line with the HSE Policy and standards.

Incident reporting and investigation: Incidents can be reported by employees through an internal application and an email reporting mechanism. Incidents reported are investigated, analyzed and corrective actions and preventive measures are taken to reduce future injury and losses. The investigations focus on root causes and system failures. The OH&S committee conducts the investigations.

Health, assessment and lifestyle enrichment (HALE)

HALE focuses on an employee’s health, safety, emotional wellness, quality of life and work environment. Striving to improve organizational productivity through healthy employees, the HALE team has held several health interventions, leisure interventions and innumerable awareness and information campaigns. HALE aims to build a workforce that is healthy, productive and able to balance work and life.

Promoting employee morale, skill upgradation and career development

All our employees are covered under competency development programs that are relevant to their role in the organization. Our Competency Development Program 3.1 (CDP 3.1) brings relevance and flexibility to competency development for a role along multiple competency dimensions. Our continuous education programs span technology, domain, business, process and behavior. We also have specialized programs for senior leadership.

We provide training to all employees without differentiating on grounds of gender or physical ability. Our Education, Training and Assessment (ETA) group offers industry-benchmarked learning programs to ensure talent enablement. ETA has over 2,000 learning offerings and interventions including training on technical, managerial and process skills, industry domain knowledge and leadership skills for employees and our strategic clients. New offerings such as, Design Thinking (dT) workshops have been added to meet the strategic needs of the Company. ETA focuses on talent development, and facilitates the foundation, continuous education and outreach programs, along with dT sessions.

The average training effort across all employee categories over the last three years is as follows:

Role-wise distribution

Fiscal 2016

Fiscal 2015

Fiscal 2014

Employee count

Training days

Average training days

Employee count

Training days

Average training days

Employee count

Training days

Average training days































Title holders










Others (1)








Scope: The senior leadership has specialized enabling programs, such as, coaching, mentoring and one-on-one development, which are not included in the above table.

(1) Employee role mapping is in progress for entities acquired in fiscal 2016.

This year, we revamped our performance management system by moving from a ‘forced ranking’ model to an ‘open ranking’ model. Under this system, we provided more flexibility to managers to appraise employees based on clearly-defined tasks with a pronounced focus on rewards for performance. We also launched ‘Compass’, a digital platform to mobilize opportunities on careers, learning and networks. It is a self-service portal which allows employees to create a personalized and humanized profile, access opportunities and leverage organizational resources to find the right expertise, self-directed learning opportunities and projects. Through Compass, we aim to empower employees to design their own journey within the organization by enabling them with the right information, support structure and access.

Awards for Excellence

The Awards for Excellence program at Infosys recognizes teams and individuals who embody Excellence, one of the foundational values of our Company. Winners of this prestigious, annual rewards and recognition program are those who have delighted clients and also inspired peers and colleagues to push the envelope. The top award winners for the year 2015-16 are as follows:

Gold winners

Innovation Culture

Zero Distance

Vasudev Kamath

Srinivas Kamadi

Shruthi Bopaiah

Ramakrishnan M.

Nilofer Rohini Dsouza

Nanjappa B. S.

Manjunatha Gurulingaiah Kukkuru

Gopikrishnan Konnanath

Archana Achal

Anand J. Raghavan

Sales and Marketing – Brand Management

Infosys and ATP – A Winning Partnership

Sudipto Shankar Dasgupta

Nicola Brocksiepe

Navin Chempakvilas Rammohan

Mohamed Anis

Gayatri Hazarika

Fauzzia Culkin

Dhruv Kanal

Claire Hockin

Cheuk Yu Poon

Balaji Rasappa

Internal Customer Delight

SWAT Initiative

Vasudeva M. Nayak

Sharmistha Adhya

Shaji Mathew

Preeti Paul

Jayesh Dhanvantkumar Sanghrajka

Harish Sathyan

Arun Kumar H. R.

Archana Achal

Anoop Kumar

Amit Gupta

Large Business Operation Program

Business Operations Transformation

Rengarajan J.

Ravi Kiran Modugula

Rajshekhar Anant Bhide

Rajendra Dhanvanthari

Raghavendra Krishnarao Kulkarni

Pramod Shenoy

Lakshmanan R. M.

Dilip Kumar Nayak

People Development

Collaborate, Innovate and Synergize

Sughosh Pramod Tembre

Sushmitha Kale

Sneha Sinha

Sanat Sridhar

Rajesh Kannan

Pooja Kushalappa

Gautam Bhattacharjee

Deepa Prabhakaran

Amol Arun Inamdar

Innovation – IP, Products and Platforms

Infosys Automation Platform

Vignesh Lappathy Nattamai Ramesh

Sunil Kumar Vuppala

Suchi Paharia

Sidharth Subhash Ghag

Shyam Kumar Doddavula

Rajib Deb

Prateek Panigrahi

Lakshmi Narasimhan Narayanan

Baburajan Venkataraman

Amit Gaonkar

Complex / Business Transformation Program Management

Rainbow Divestment Testing New Bank

Yogita Sachdeva

Vijaya Patnaik

Vandna Aggarwal

Suryanarayanan M. S.

Shiva Sharma Kakkar

Ruchi Mitter

Nipun Verma

Janardhana Channagiri

Gopinath Athisiva Arunachalam

Dinesh Chauhan

Value Champions

Exemplifying C-LIFE Principles

Manoj Philip Mathen

Sales and Marketing –
Sales Management

Orion Program

Vishal Manaklal Parakh

Sriram Vivek Kulkarni

Ryan Timothy Patrick O Sullivan

Ruchi Srivastava

Ranjan S. Kolte

Nithya Venkataraman

Mark Richard Holden

Manish Kumar Mehta

Dennis Kantilal Gada

Bhushan Gunwant Deshmukh

Infosys Champions

Emerging Technology Champion

Sudhanshu Madhaorao Hate

Account Management – Large

NewRenew at a Large Australian Telco

Warren Sheldon Reichenberg

Tulasi Cherukuri

Sudhanshu Garg

Randip Sinha

Rajat Garg

Praveen Kumar Jain

Manjunath D. Kulkarni

Madhusudan Shah

Brett Ellison

Allalkathan Kandiah Raja

Account Management – Small

Sustaining Growth Momentum in a Changing Paradigm

Vikrant Rathore

Vaijayanti A. Patharkar

Santosh Vasant Lokhande

Ravi J. Khandelwal

Nitin Malik

Mohammad Faizan Ur Rahim

Gautam Samanta

Avinash Radhakrishnan

Abhijit Vitthal Wagh

Abhay Vijay Bhole

Sustainability / Social Consciousness

First Campus in India Running on 100% Renewable Energy

Ramesh Rame Gowda

Rakesh Bohra

Mani Radha Krishnan

Pawan Kumar Chaudhary

Pavan Agrawal

Ganesh Babu Talari

Deepan Prakash Devadoss

Balasubramaniam P.

Systems and Processes

Acceleration of Application and Business Performance with Deployment of In-Memory Technology SAP HANA

Srikanth Srikantaiah

Rama Krishna Reddy Banda

Priya Jacob

Narendra Murari Sonawane

Muthukumaran Ganesan

Kiran Shrinivas Gole

Kasivindhkumar Shanmuganathan

Jitendra Sangharajka D.

Anita Nilesh Dange

Akhilesh Kumar Maurya

Development Center Management Large


Thothathri V.

Muthuvel G.

Development Center Management – Small


Sunil Jose

Best Performing Industry Vertical

Financial Services (FS)

Mohit Joshi

Best Performing Service Line

Independent Validation Services (IVS)

Narsimha Rao Mannepalli

Best Performing Business Enabling Function

Infosys IT

Dheeshjith V. G.

Client Value Survey

Unit (Industry Vertical) – Energy & utilities, Communications and Services (ECS)

Rajesh K. Murthy

Client Experience

Service Line – Engineering Services (Eng)

Sudip Singh


Zero Bench for Maximizing our Potential

Vidya Lakshmi Hariharan

Sudhanshu Madhaorao Hate

Shalini A. Nair

Saraswathi Chandrasekharan

Radhakrishna S.

Neha Kothari

Manisha Sanjay Saboo

John Philip R.

Gururaj B. Deshpande

Ajay M. A.

Project Execution Excellence

Delivery Excellence via Distributed Agile Operating Model

Tamilarasan Subramanian

Suma Kumar

Sabarish Ayyappan Pillai

Rupinder Singh Ghai

Paramendra Tiwary

Mary Margaret Francis Poovala

Kapil Mogha

Ashok Sesu Ramakrishnan

Relentless 3I Framework and Automation

Vijaysingh Dharamsingh Nirwan

Satya Ranjan Nanda

Ranbir Pattnaik

Jyotirmaya Rath

Ipsit Misra

Devidutta Rabindra Nath Mohanty

Arindam Sadhu

Anupam Maiti

Amit Kumar Ghorai

Framework to Support Data Setup and Manage Testing Automation based on RFT

Vineet Bhasin

Vedvyas Mohapatra

Swarup Dutta

Suchit Mohanty

Srikrishnan M. S.

Rajdeep Das

Kiran Srinivas Janapareddi

Haimabati Nandan Das

Development of Single Admin UI

Yaju Shukla

Susmita Mukherjee

Sushant Rajendra Ghotgalkar

Siddharth Govind Karkun

Ruchika Dhawan

Pratiksha Saxena

Panchanand Jha

Krishnakant Ramakant Rawle

Kirti Pradeep Ramdurgekar

Indu Sharma

‘Work study’ Initiative and Savings through Extreme Automation

Sushil Kumar Goyal

Sumeet Kumar

Srinivas Vinjamuri

Pranava Kumar Jha

Deepak Mahesha

Ashish Bansal

Aashish Gupta

Discovery of E2E Scenarios and Implementation of Iterative Critical Path Testing

Sibarpita Chandan Mohapatra

Nikhil Vijay Munot

Manoj Kumar Panda

Malaya Basanta Upadhyaya

Lalatendu Mahapatra

Binoy Kumar Singh

Amee Hasmukh Karnavat

Abhishek Bagchi

Technology Excellence

Wi-Fi Proximity / Location-based Solution

Vijayalakshmi Mallenahalli Siddaiah

Vagish Honnali Vasudev

Saravanan Kolandha Gounder

Roshan Raghav Hegde

Ramamoorthy Makkithaya

Priya Sharma

Mohit Gupta

Anjan Babu Etha

Loyalty Earn Manager (Bonus Reversal)

Vaibhav Singhal

Surya Prakash Pandey

Saurabh Nayar

Saravana Tharmalingam

Renu Shyam Agarwal

Prashanth Reddy M.

Ananth Kumar Yeleswarapu

Amala Lam

Client Delight

New Products Launch Program for an American Diversified Financial Services Company

Suraj Panwar

Sai Sujan Angadi

Manu Juneja

Manikandan Harikrishnan

Lokesh Gangadhar

Henry He

Jaydeep Satpathy

Chandrasekar Rangarajan

R Seshasayee

Chairman of the Board and Independent

R. Seshasayee is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Infosys.

Seshasayee, a chartered accountant, started his career with Hindustan Lever Ltd. in 1971.

He joined Ashok Leyland in 1976, rose to become the Executive Director – Finance in 1983 and was elevated to Deputy Managing Director in 1993 and Managing Director in 1998. He became the Executive Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland in 2011, and is presently the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the company.

He led Ashok Leyland’s transformation into a self-reliant, globally competitive technology leader seeking growth through globalization and diversification, with acquisitions and joint ventures. He also led the company to embrace the tenets of sustainable development and environmental protection. During his tenure as the Managing Director from 1998-99 to 2010-11, Ashok Leyland’s turnover increased five times from Rs.2045 Cr to Rs. 12093 Cr, net profit thirty times, and market cap fourteen times.

Seshasayee has been the Chairman of IndusInd Bank from 2007 till date. During this period, both net profit and market cap of the bank increased twenty six times.

Seshasayee is presently Vice Chairman, Hinduja Group India. Hinduja Group is a multi-billion, transnational group, with global presence in banking and finance, automotive, infrastructure, specialty chemicals, realty, etc.

He served on the Board of ICICI Ltd./ICICI Bank from 1997-2003 He has been on the Board of Infosys Ltd. from January 2011. He was the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Seshasayee was the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) during 2006-07 and has been an active leader of CII for over 20 years. He was the President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body representing the Indian automobile industry during 2001-03.

Seshasayee has served on several government and professional committees.

As a member of Government of India delegations, Seshasayee was an active participant at the Doha Ministerial Round of WTO in 2001 and the Hong Kong Ministerial at Hong Kong in 2005. Seshasayee was also the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum – Middle East during 2007.

He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (NIIT) and as the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IITD & M), Kancheepuram.

Seshasayee is the Chairman of the Executive Council of the Cancer Institute, Chennai; President of Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF); and Vice President of the Music Academy, Chennai.

Seshasayee has won many honors and recognitions, including the Star of Italian Solidarity award from the Italian Government, Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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Dr. Vishal Sikka

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Dr. Sikka joined Infosys in 2014 to help transform the company during a time of significant change in the services industry, change that was brought on by the cost imperatives of clients on the one hand, and significant and rapid advancements in technology on the other hand. Since joining Infosys, Dr. Sikka has implemented a strategy of helping clients renew their existing landscapes to fundamentally drive down costs using automation and artificial intelligence, and at the same time bring breakthrough innovation that transforms user and consumer experiences, opens new business opportunities and new business models, and leverages data in entirely new ways. Key initiatives such as Zero Distance, which focuses on finding innovation in every project for every client, on an ongoing basis, has set a precedent in the industry for driving grassroots innovation. Similarly, the notion of looking at technology as an amplifier of human potential has enabled the company to bring together services, software and platforms in a way that drives unprecedented value for companies across every industry.

In addition, Dr. Sikka has created a strong focus on learning and education within Infosys, a culture which not only drives value for clients and the entire Infosys ecosystem, but extends outside the company as well. Infosys is helping clients in their efforts to create learning and collaborative cultures – helping them to find the most important problems to solve using Design Thinking as the framework, to rethink existing processes leveraging technology, to find new ways of working as teams and as individuals, and to build incredible talent, skills and passion across teams.

Prior to joining Infosys, Dr. Sikka was a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, leading all products and technologies, including all of product development, and driving innovation globally. In his 12 years at SAP, Dr. Sikka held several senior leadership roles including becoming SAP’s first-ever CTO in 2007. As CTO, Dr. Sikka was responsible for overall technology architecture and ensuring coherence in SAP’s product strategy. During that time and later when he joined the Executive Board of SAP, Dr. Sikka brought a strong focus on delivering innovation non-disruptively, simplifying customers landscapes, and delivering new and delightful user experiences.

When Dr. Sikka joined the SAP Executive Board in February 2010, he brought this same focus to all of product development and was instrumental in building a culture of innovation at SAP; innovation became the focus and was at the heart of everything the company developed and delivered to customers. Among other things, Dr. Sikka is credited with creating SAP’s breakthrough in-memory data platform SAP HANA, the fastest growing product in SAP’s history. He also accelerated SAP’s development processes, bringing a deep focus on design and user experience, creating a culture of innovation, initiating for the first time in company history a focus on startups, driving venture investments, and leading product incubation as well as co-innovation with customers.

Dr. Sikka is the creator of ‘timeless software,’ a framework which articulates the principles of renewing existing processes and landscapes without disruption to customer environments. The principles of Timeless Software provide the foundation to ensuring there is no longer a trade-off between leveraging breakthrough innovation and ensuring the consistency, reliability and coherence of systems and user experiences. Dr. Sikka is especially known for his championship of technology as an amplifier of human potential and his passion for applying software in purposeful ways to address some of the biggest global challenges.

His experience includes research in artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, programming languages and models, and information management – at Stanford University, at Xerox Palo Alto Labs, and as the founder of two startups.

Dr. Sikka received his BS in Computer Science from Syracuse University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Pravin Rao

Chief Operating Officerand Whole-time Director

As the Chief Operating Officer, Pravin Rao is responsible for driving growth and differentiation across portfolios at Infosys. Additionally, he oversees global delivery, quality and productivity, the supply chain and business enabler functions. He is also the Chairperson of Infosys BPO.

Pravin has over 28 years of experience. Since joining Infosys in 1986, he has held a number of senior leadership roles such as Head of Infrastructure Management Services, Delivery Head for Europe, and Head of Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Logistics and Life Sciences. Pravin holds a degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, India.

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Independent Director

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India.

Kiran is highly respected in the corporate world and has been named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. The Economic Times placed her at India Inc.’s top 10 most powerful women CEOs for the year 2012. Her pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition for both the Indian industry and Biocon.

Kiran holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Bangalore University, India, and is qualified as a Master Brewer from Ballarat University, Australia. She has also received many honorary doctorates in recognition of her pre-eminent contributions to the field of biotechnology.

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Roopa Kudva

Independent Director

Roopa Kudva is Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors and Omidyar Network partner. Omidyar Network is a US-based philanthropic investment firm.

Previously, she was the MD and CEO of CRISIL, a global analytical company providing ratings, research, and risk and policy advisory services. She has led CRISIL’s evolution from a leading Indian rating agency to a diversified analytical company with clients ranging from the largest investment banks of the world to tens of thousands of small firms spread across India. Under her leadership, CRISIL’s market capitalization has grown four-fold from Rs. 2,900 crores to Rs. 14,000 crores, and revenues have tripled.

Ms. Kudva regularly features in lists of the most powerful women in business compiled by prominent publications, including Fortune and Business Today. She is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the ‘Outstanding Woman Business Leader of The Year’ at CNBC TV18’s ‘India Business Leader Awards 2012’, India Today ‘Corporate Woman Award 2014’ and Indian Merchants’ Chamber Ladies' Wing’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Award 2013-14.

Ms. Kudva is a member of several policy-level committees relating to the Indian financial system, including committees of the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the Reserve Bank of India. She has also been a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM. She is a regular speaker at global conferences and seminars by multilateral agencies, market participants, and leading academic institutions.

Ms. Kudva holds a postgraduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and also received the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ from her alma mater.

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Ravi Venkatesan

Independent Director

Ravi Venkatesan is a Director on the Boards of Infosys and AB Volvo, and a Fellow of the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, Boston. He is an advisor to several family businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Bunge Ltd., the Global Alumni Board of Harvard Business School, and of Marico Innovation Foundation. Ravi is a founding partner and Chairman of Social Venture Partners, India – a network of engaged philanthropists attempting to address complex social issues through venture philanthropy.

Between 2004 and 2011, Ravi was the Chairman of Microsoft India, which, under his leadership, became Microsoft's second largest and one of its fastest growing geographies. It was also consistently rated among the best employers and most respected companies in India. He was instrumental in helping Microsoft India create ‘Shiksha’, a large computer literacy program that helped train over 35 million students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Prior to Microsoft, Ravi spent sixteen years with Cummins Inc. As Chairman of Cummins India Limited, he oversaw the company’s transformation into a leading provider of power solutions and automotive engines in India. He also played a key role in establishing the Cummins College of Engineering, India's first engineering college for women, in Pune.

Ravi was voted the most influential MNC CEO for 2011 by the Economic Times daily. He has authored the book, “Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere”.

Ravi holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; a master’s in engineering from Purdue University; and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Ravi was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award in 2011 by Purdue University, and the Distinguished Alumnus award by the Indian Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Punita Kumar-Sinha

Independent Director

Dr. Punita Kumar-Sinha has focused on investment management and financial markets during her 25-year career. She spearheaded some of the first foreign investments into the Indian equity markets in the early 1990s. Currently, she is the Founder and Managing Partner, Pacific Paradigm Advisors, an independent investment advisory and management firm focused on Asia. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is also a Senior Advisor and serves as an Independent Director for several companies. Prior to founding Pacific Paradigm Advisors, she was a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and the Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Asia Advisors. Dr. Kumar-Sinha was also the Senior Portfolio Manager and CIO for The India Fund (NYSE:IFN), the largest India Fund in the US, for almost 15 years, The Asia Tigers Fund (NYSE:GRR), and The Asia Opportunities Fund.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Dr. Kumar-Sinha was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., and CIBC World Markets, where she helped open one of the first India advisory offices for a foreign firm. She also worked at Batterymarch (a Legg Mason company), Standish Ayer & Wood (a BNY Mellon company), JP Morgan and IFC/World Bank.

Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been frequently featured in the media, including: The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Star News, Bloomberg , ET Now and The Economic Times. She has also anchored a TV series on ET NOW on various global economies, key Indian policy issues and their impact on capital markets. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been a speaker at many forums and many of her contributions at seminars and conferences have projected the potential and prospects of Asia as an investment destination.

Dr. Kumar-Sinha has a Ph.D. and a Masters in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. She is an MBA and also a CFA Charter holder. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is a member of the CFA Institute, the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a Charter Member and was a Board Member of TIE-Boston. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi.

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Prof. Jeffrey Sean Lehman

Independent Director

Prof. Jeffrey Sean Lehman is the inaugural vice chancellor of NYU Shanghai. He has previously been founding dean of the Peking University School of Transnational Law, president of Cornell University, dean of the University of Michigan Law School, a tenured professor of law and public policy at the University of Michigan, a practicing lawyer in Washington, D.C., a law clerk to Associate Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court, and a law clerk to Chief Judge Frank M. Coffin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Jeffrey is also chancellor of the Peking University School of Transnational Law, a nonresident senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a member of the international advisory board of the Nazareth Academic Institute, and an American representative in the U.S.-China Legal Experts Dialogue.

He previously served as president of the American Law Deans Association, as chair of the board of Internet2, and as a member of the boards of trustees of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, and the Asian University for Women Support Foundation.

Jeffrey’s honors include the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China, the National Equal Justice Award from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., an honorary doctorate from Peking University, honorary professorships from several other universities, and membership in the American Law Institute. Jeffrey earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University and degrees in law and public policy from the University of Michigan.

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Prof. John W. Etchemendy

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John W. Etchemendy is the Provost of Stanford University and Patrick Suppes Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Professor Etchemendy is also a faculty member of the Symbolic Systems Program and a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). He has received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (1988), and the Bing Award for Excellence in Teaching (1992). In addition, he is also the recipient of the Educom Medal for leadership in the application of technology to teaching. Professor Etchemendy received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Reno. He earned his doctorate in Philosophy at Stanford University. He served on the faculty at Princeton University for two years before joining the Department of Philosophy at Stanford as a faculty member.

Professor Etchemendy is the author of numerous books and articles on logic, some co-authored with several close collaborators. He has been co-editor of the Journal of Symbolic Logic and is on the editorial board of several other journals.

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