Infosys’ co-founder N R Narayana Murthy wants to bring in Marti Subrahmanyam, a Charles E Merrill Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business as the co-chairman in the board. He said that it is important for the software giant.
Subrahmanyam is currently working as the Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University and the same time also teaches Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF). This is a joint program between the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Stern.
After completing his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1967, Subrahmanyam completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from IIM Ahmadabad in 1969. His love for economics, took Subrahmanyam to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from where he received Doctor of Philosophy, Finance and Economics.
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Known for his works in the field of corporate finance, capital markets and international finance, Subrahmanyam helped Infosys strengthen its position in United States. However, he retired from Infosys’ board of directors back in 2011 and since then has been involved in teaching.
His excellence and leadership skills in the field got Subrahmanyam a place in the board of companies likes AION India Investment Advisors Private Limited, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd, Nomura Asset Management (USA) Inc., Vayana Enterprises Pvt. Ltd and of course, Infosys etc. He also served as an Advisory board member for companies like AGM India Advisers India (P) Ltd (Indian arm of Apollo Global Management LLC), Horiko Capital Management Inc etc.
He won many teaching awards including New York University’s Distinguished Teaching Medal and Faculty Leadership award from Stern in 2014. He has also been of the editorial boards of several academic journals and is the co-editor of the Review of Derivatives Research. Despite leaving Infosys, Subrahmanyam has remained close friends with Narayana Murthy who is not too pleased with the current board members and wants his old ally to take control of things.