Infosys Chairman Narayana Murthy has been conferred with an honorary Doctorate degree by Lancaster University in recognition of his lasting contribution to the fields of business and business education.
The honorary degree – a Doctor of Science – was conferred on him by the Chancellor of the University, Sir Chris Bonington. Murthy founded Infosys in 1981 along with six other software professionals and served as its CEO for 21 years before handing over the reins of the company to co-founder Nandan Nilekani in 2002. He then served as Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor from 2002 to 2006. Murthy designed and implemented the Global Delivery Model, which has become the foundation for the success of IT services outsourcing from India.