GOPALAKRISHNAN

  • Infosys to appoint Vishal Sikka as CEO, MD; Murthy to be designated as Chairman Emeritus June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The ITconglomerate Infosys will appoint Vishal Sikka as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with effect from June 14. The decision was taken by the Infosys Board of Directors. He will take over as CEO and MD from SD Shibulal on August 1, 2014. Sikka was, until recently,...
  • Bangalore: Rs 225 crore brain research centre to come up January 30, 2014

    Bangalore: A brain research centre at a cost of Rs 225 crore will come up in a joint effort between Indian Institute of Science and a trust formed by Infosys Executive ViceChairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and his wife. IISc, the country's premier university for scientific research and higher education, and the...
  • Jet CEO Gary Toomey quits within 6 months of taking over January 16, 2014

    In an unexpected move, Jet Airways Chief Executive Officer Gary Kenneth Toomey announced his immediate departure from the airline on Thursday. "Gary Kenneth Toomey, chief executive of the company has resigned with immediate effect," Jet Airways said in a BSE filing on Thursday. Toomey, who was appointed only last June on a...
  • Will support Nilekani if he fights elections, says CII Head S Gopalakrishnan December 12, 2013

    Infosys ViceChairman and CII President S Gopalakrishnan on Thursday said he will support Nandan Nilekani if his former colleague decides to fight elections. "Of course, if he stands for elections I will support him," Gopalakrishnan said when asked for comments on reports of Nilekani's political entry. Media reports recently spoke of...
  • TV serials have brought down India's cultural level: Adoor Gopalakrishnan November 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Advising young filmmakers to develop their own style and imbibe a lot from music, theatre and reading, Malayalam filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan Tuesday criticised Indian television for having 'brought down the cultural level of the country'. Speaking to reporters at the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) that began Sunday, the...
  • Ex-CMD of Indian Bank, 14 others get 1-year jail for illegally granting loans September 7, 2013

    Former Indian Bank Chairman and Managing Director M Gopalakrishnan and six other former top bank officials were sentenced to one year rigorous imprisonment by a CBI court on Saturday in Chennai for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 31.75 crore by granting loans without proper security between 1992-96. Principal Judge for...
  • Next few months difficult for economy: CII President August 30, 2013

    CII President Kris Gopalakrishnan has said that even as the government is taking steps to overcome the economic crisis, the next few months will be uncertain for the investors due to the coming elections. ...
  • K'taka: Siddaramaiah's socialist ideologies disappoint corporate world August 10, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka's industry groups are unhappy with the new Chief Minster Siddaramaiah as they feel that his socialist ideologies were getting in the way of corporate development. Nearly threemonth after taking over, he isn't exactly charming to the corporate world. He has not cleared a single major project so far...
  • No plans now to return West Bengal land: Infosys August 6, 2013

    IT major Infosys on Monday said it did not have any immediate plans to return the 50acre plot given by the West Bengal government, but indicated that a solution could be found out if alternative proposals like "SEZlike tax benefits" were provided. "There are no plans to give up land at...
  • 'Singam 2' review: This Tamil film is bigger but not better July 6, 2013

    Cast: Suriya, Hansika Motwani, Anushka Shetty, Santhanam, Vivek, Radha Ravi, Nasser, K. Vishwanath, Mukesh Rishi, Danny Sapani, Anjali and Rahman; Director: Hari Gopalakrishnan Rating: 2 out of 5 In 'Singam 2', Suriya as Duraisingam spends most of his time running and chasing baddies. This explains why he is trim with...
  • Infosys appoints Narayana Murthy as Executive Chairman of Board June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: NR Narayana Murthy on Saturday returned to Infosys with the IT company appointing him as Executive Chairman of the Board. Murthy, who founded Infosys in 1981, had stepped down from the Board and became Chairman Emeritus in 2011. He has served as company's CEO from 1981 to 2002. KV...
  • 'Singham 2' teaser to be released today May 16, 2013

    Chennai: The teaser of Suriya starrer Tamil actiondrama 'Singam 2' will hit the web Thursday evening. "We will release the teaser online today (Thursday) at 5 pm. Initially, we had plans to have an official launch, but we scrapped the idea later," a source from the film's unit told IANS. 'Singam 2'...
  • Infosys ranked leader for reducing carbon footprint April 29, 2013

    Bangalore: Indian IT bellwether Infosys became Environmental Tracking (ET) carbon ranking leader in 2013 for its greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure practices. "As part of the selection process, the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), a Londonbased climate change and finance thinktank, ranked Infosys among top five of the 300 large firms it...
  • We are willing to invite Modi for interaction: CII President April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: After hosting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi early in April, CII on Sunday said the chamber is willing to invite Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for interaction. "We have worked with Modi in the 'Vibrant Gujarat' meet. CII was one of the sponsors. So, we will," CII President Kris Gopalakrishnan...
  • S Gopalakrishnan elected as new President of CII April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: S Gopalakrishnan, cofounder and Executive CoChairman of Infosys, has been elected as the President of the industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 201314. He succeeds Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group, CII said in a statement. A Padma Bhushan recipient, Gopalakrishnan was recently...
  • Can director Hari save Karthi's dwindling career? April 2, 2013

    Chennai: With two back to back flops, 'Saguni' and 'Alex Pandian', Tamil actor Karthi Sivakumar has joined hands with director Hari Gopalakrishnan in an effort to revive his sagging career. "Soon after the completion of Karthi's current projects, 'Biriyani' and 'All In All Azhagu Raja', he will start working on Hari's...
  • Infosys team to break Rajarhat deadlock, says Partha Chatterjee March 31, 2013

    Kolkata: In an apparent move to break the deadlock over its stalled project in West Bengal, IT major Infosys is sending a delegation to West Bengal to find a way to resolve the issue, Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday. The proposed project of the IT bellwether firm at Rajarhat...
  • Hiring activity in IT sector likely to be muted this year: Infosys March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Hiring activity in the IT sector is likely to be muted this year, Infosys Co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman S Gopalakrishnan has said. "Hiring position seems to be muted this year because many companies still have deep bench (strength), in other words their utilisation rate is still low," he...
  • 'Skylab is Falling' chosen the Best short film February 16, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram:'Skylab is Falling' by Manoj Leonel Jahson has been chosen as the best short film at the short and documentary film festival (SIGNS2013) which concluded on February 16, 2013. "The film is noted for its insightful blending of fairy tale narrative with cinematic idiom to comprehend an actual event,"...
  • Infosys to fire up to 5,000 workers: Reports January 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Infosys is planning to lay off up to 5,000 employees as the software services provider looks to cut costs and boost sales, The Economic Times reported on Friday. The report came as Infosys Ltd executive cochairman S Gopalakrishnan was quoted by other media reports as saying 2013 will be...
  • India sets up seaside 'village' to nurture startups December 4, 2012

    Kochi: Kris Gopalakrishnan, cofounder of Indian information technology giant Infosys, stares out from a walltowall poster in a modern office building near Kochi. A caption reads, "We started Infosys in a room about this size; it's your turn now." His message is directed at aspiring entrepreneurs at Startup Village, a...
  • Is Ananya leading a happy married life ? August 1, 2012

    Ananya's father Gopalakrishnan said, his daughter had left the home in the last week of April. "I came to know from others that she married with Anjaneyan in Tirupati," said Gopalakrishnan. The 'Nadodigal' and 'Engeyum Eppodhum' actress was engaged to Anjaneyan some months ago. However, immediately after that, her father filed...
  • Infosys head to lead govt's cloud computing panel July 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has set up a committee to recommend the framework for cloud computing services under the chairmanship of Infosys' Executive CoChairman S Gopalakrishnan (Kris). The committee has been set up following instructions from IT and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal. "Infosys' Kris Gopalakrishnan is chairing the committee. It will...
  • New wave Bengali cinema a compromise: Adoor June 8, 2012

    Kolkata: The new wave Bengali cinema has met success at the box office and also won critical acclaim at the same time, but eminent Malayali filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan dismisses the phenomenon as a 'compromise'. "I cannot appreciate the trend. It is a compromise on the part of the filmmakers. They...
  • Industry captains welcome PM's infra initiatives June 8, 2012

    Bangalore: Industry captains on Thursday welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's push to infrastructure by setting an Rs 2 lakh crore investment target in the current fiscal to revert to 9 per cent economic growth. "Any investments and initiatives to spur economy and create jobs is welcome. I feel the PM's...
  • Infy top management salary bill crosses $ 10 mn May 13, 2012

    New York: IT giant Infosys paid its top management personnel a total remuneration of $ 10.7 million (over Rs 50 crore) during the last fiscal, marking an increase of about 50 per cent from the previous year. The remuneration paid to its key management personnel, which includes directors and executive council...
  • 'Infosys to hire 10,000 by March 2012' December 9, 2011

    Kolkata: IT major Infosys Technologies will start construction work on its first software development centre in West Bengal, at Rajarhat near Kolkata, in three to six months, a top company official said on Friday. "We have paid the money and got possession of the land. We hope to start construction work...
  • 'Adaminte Makan Abu' is India's entry for IFFI November 23, 2011

    Panaji: National awardwinner 'Adaminte Makan Abu' is is India's official entry into the competition section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011 that will begin in Goa from today. The international competition section also has films from countries including Belgium, Philippines, Russia, Japan, Iran, Ireland, Colombia, Israel,...
  • Infosys says seeks acquisitions up to $ 700 mn October 27, 2011

    Shanghai: Infosys Ltd, India's No 2 software services exporter, is looking for acquisitions worth up to $ 700 million, Infosys' Executive CoChairman Kris Gopalakrishnan said on Thursday. Infosys has been on the hunt for acquisitions in the healthcare and life science sectors and is looking at firms that have platforms...
  • Satyam: Raju, 5 others move lower court for bail August 10, 2011

    Hyderabad: Satyam scam accused B Ramalinga Raju and five others on Wednesday moved their bail petitions in the metropolitan sessions judge court following a direction from the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The bail petitions are likely to come up for hearing once the documents are scrutinised and kept for listing. The...