9 Facts About Nandan Nilekani

1. 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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2. Nandan Nilekani was the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India.

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3. Nandan Nilekani is a member of Indian National Congress but not active in politics as of 2019.

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4. Nandan Nilekani served as its CEO from March 2002 to April 2007.

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

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

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

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