President of The Russian Federation, H.E Mr. Vladimir. V. Putin visits Infosys Campus
Bangalore, December 5, 2004: H.E Mr. Vladimir V. Putin, President of The Russian Federation visited the corporate headquarters of Infosys Technologies Limited, a global IT consulting and software services company, today. Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies welcomed him to the campus. During the hour-long visit, accompanied by a business delegation and the Russian media, Mr. Putin met with the senior management of the company. Mr. Nandan M. Nilekani, CEO, President & Managing Director, Infosys Technologies, provided an overview on the Indian IT industry and the company to the President.
Thereafter, Mr. Putin was taken on a tour of the campus, which included a visit to Infosys’ Global Management Centre, which offers world-class facilities for Infrastructure Management to Infosys’ clients. He also addressed a gathering of young Infoscions, in which he emphasised the need for India and Russia to work together on innovative new technologies.
Earlier, welcoming the President to Infosys, Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor, said, "Mr. Putin's visit to India is an affirmation of the special relationship between our two countries. India and Russia share several common values and have already successfully leveraged each other's strengths across various industry sectors. However, there are avenues that remain unexplored. In order to progress further, we must focus on greater co-operation between the two nations. This calls for open-mindedness and a careful analysis of the economic benefits for the two nations. As our bilateral relations expand in scope and depth, surely Information Technology will be one of the areas in which both countries can collaborate for talent and knowledge."