24 Facts About Nandan Nilekani

1. Nandan Nilekani was previously the co-chairman, Infosys Technologies Limited, which he co-founded in 1981.

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2. Nandan Nilekani is the Co-founder and Chairman of EkStep, a not-for-profit effort to create a learner centric, technology based platform to improve basic literacy and numeracy for millions of children.

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3. Nandan Nilekani arrives at the DeepVeer wedding reception at The Leela Palace along with his family.

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4. Nandan Nilekani have established a non-profit platform for literacy and numeracy called EkStep.

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5. Nandan Nilekani married Rohini Soman, and they have two children, Nihar, and Janhavi.

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6. Nandan Nilekani is a member of the political party, Indian National Congress, but he is not active in politics.

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7. Nandan Nilekani sits on several boards, some of which include, the World Economic Forum Foundation, the Board of Governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, and the Bombay Heritage Fund.

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8. Nandan Nilekani completed his high school studies at St Joseph High School in Dharwad, and then went on to Karnataka PU College, Dharwad.

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9. Nandan Nilekani was born 2nd June 1955, to Durga and Mohan Rao Nilekani.

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10. Nandan Nilekani is married to Rohini Nandan Nilekani, whom he met at a quizzing event at IIT.

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11. Nandan Nilekani donated money to rebuild the hostel campus of IIT Bombay.

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12. Nandan Nilekani is a member of the board of governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations and the president of NCAER.

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13. Nandan Nilekani is a member of Indian National Congress but not active in politics as of 2015.

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14. Nandan Nilekani was the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India.

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15. Nandan Nilekani co-founded Infosys and is the non executive chairman of Infosys replacing R Seshasayee and Ravi Venkatesan, who were the co-chairs of the board, on 24 August 2017.

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16. Nandan Nilekani was born on 2 June 1955 and is an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician.

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17. Nandan Nilekani is president of the governing body of the New Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research, India's largest and oldest non-profit economic research think tank.

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18. Nandan Nilekani is chairman of EkStep, a non-profit literacy and numeracy platform.

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19. Nandan Nilekani joined Indian National Congress in March 2014 and contested from the Bangalore South constituency where he lost by 228,575 votes to BJP candidate Ananth Kumar in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

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20. Nandan Nilekani has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his book Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation and spoke at a TED conference in 2009 on his ideas for India's future.

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21. Nandan Nilekani left Infosys in July 2009 to serve as the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, a cabinet-ranking position that he entered under the invitation of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

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22. Nandan Nilekani became the chief executive officer of Infosys in March 2002 and served as CEO of the company through April 2007, when he relinquished his position to his colleague Kris Gopalakrishnan and became co-chairman of the board of directors.

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23. Nandan Nilekani was born on 2 June 1955 at Bangalore, Karnataka.

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24. Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician.

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