Nandan Nilekani co-founded and is now the Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys. He was the founding Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank of a Cabinet Minister, where he conceived of and led India’s unique identification initiative, Aadhaar. He has been a founding member of IIHS and a member of its Board since 2014.
In 2003 Nilekani was listed as Asia’s Businessman of the Year by Fortune Magazine. In 2005 he received the prestigious Joseph Schumpeter prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics. In 2006 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan and was also named Businessman of the year by Forbes Asia.