Senapathy Gopalakrishnan, known as Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founded Infosys in 1981, and has served in various positions, including CEO and Managing Director from June 2007 until August 2011, as well as vice-chairman. Since his retirement from Infosys in 2014, he has been serving as non Executive Vice Chairman. He also has personally invested in 65 startups through his business incubator Axilor Ventures and 10 venture funds.
He serves as a Director on the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation. He also has been the President of CII since 2013. He has funded and created Itihaasa, a digital app that chronicles the evolution of India’s IT industry.