I am an average guy, says Murthy at last AGM

Bangalore: Addressing his last AGM, Infosys Chairman NR Narayana Murthy today described himself as an average guy with "many below-average attributes", and said his life story should encourage ordinary people who want to make a difference in the world.

"As I close, I thank God, this country, this world, family, relatives and friends for helping me - an average person with many below-average attributes - to add whatever little value I have to this country and to the world," Murthy, who is also the chief mentor of the company, said.

NR Narayan Murthy handed over Infosys's charge to non-executive Chairman, KV Kamath today. PTI

The software industry icon, who was given a standing ovation at his address on the company's 30th AGM, said, "My life story should be a confidence booster for every average person in the world that he or she can indeed make a difference at least in a small way to this world."

He said the Infosys journey had been an integral part of his life.

"My colleagues say that Infosys is an inseparable part of me and I am an inseparable part of Infosys. I have been the number one actor in every major decision taken in the company so far. I have rejoiced in every significant milestone of the company. I have commiserated in every false step that this company has taken," Murthy said.

"The best analogy that I can think of, for this separation between Infosys and me, is that of one's daughter getting married and leaving her parents' home. Yes,the parents will be there when she needs them and they will be happy that she is starting a new life in an exciting new environment", he added.

The country's second largest software exporter today inducted four new members to its board, including current CFO V Balakrishnan.

"The company has appointed V Balakrishnan, B G Srinivas, Ashok Vemuri and Ann Fudge to the Board," Infosys Chairman N R Narayana Murthy told reporters here.

While Balakrishnan is currently serving as the chief financial officer, Vemuri is the Senior Vice President and Global Head (Banking and Capital Markets) at the firm.

Srinivas is the Senior Vice President and Member of the Executive Council at Infosys.


Published Date: Jun 11, 2011 07:36 pm | Updated Date: Dec 20, 2014 03:52 am