Indian tech billionaire, Infosys founder Narayana Murthy to visit Vietnam

By Khuong Nha   May 16, 2024 | 09:39 pm PT
Indian tech billionaire, Infosys founder Narayana Murthy to visit Vietnam
Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys Limited. Photo by Reuters
Narayana Murthy, U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s billionaire father-in-law and co-founder of IT giant Infosys, is set to visit Vietnam next week.

During his five-day visit spanning May 19-23 he will meet government officials and engage with the local tech community.

He is scheduled to attend a dialogue with the IT community next Tuesday at Hanoi’s Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park.

The event will be hosted by Truong Gia Binh, chairman of Vietnamese IT giant FPT Corporation.

During his first visit to Vietnam, Murthy is expected to share the business experiences and insights on corporate culture building that have helped him and his colleagues transform Infosys into a symbol of India's tech industry.

He will also discuss how to promote innovation, development of new technologies and opportunities for the country’s IT sector.

Experts said the Indian tech legend’s visit is an opportunity for the Vietnamese community to get inspired, share strategies and exchange experiences on building a strong IT industry.

Murthy’s net worth stands at over US$4 billion.

He earned global recognition several decades before his daughter married the first British PM of color.

Born into a family of teachers in Karnataka State he studied electronics at Mysore University in 1967 and, later, information technology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

In 1981, with a modest $250 that he borrowed from his wife, he and six other engineers founded Infosys.

Over the years the firm grew into the behemoth it is today, and Murthy is lauded as an IT legend.

In 1999 Infosys became the first Indian company to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the U.S.

In 2023 it had revenues of US$18 billion, 320,000 employees, offices in 50 countries, and a value exceeding $70 billion.

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