Leadership

Kris Gopalakrishnan

Infosys co-founder and former Vice Chairman and CEO of Infosys, Kris Gopalakrishnan is the Non-Executive Chairman of JetSynthesys

During a professional career spanning over three decades, Senapathy “Kris” Gopalakrishnan has served as the Vice-Chairman of Infosys from 2011 to 2014 and the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys from 2007 to 2011 during which period he grew the company revenues from US$ 4 billion to US$ 7 billion despite the global recession of 2008.

Recognized as a global business and technology thought leader; he was voted the top CEO (IT Services category) in Institutional Investor's inaugural ranking of Asia's Top Executives and selected as one of the winners of the second Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia in 2011.

He also was selected, in 2009, to Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business thinkers. In January 2011, the Government of India awarded Mr. Gopalakrishnan the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian honour.

Rajan Navani

Vice Chairman, Managing Director and CEO, JetSynthesys

Rajan Navani is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of the Indian arm of the Jetline Group of Companies with interests in packaging manufacturing, IT services, digital media and new ventures in innovative entertainment and organized consumer retail.

With a large vision to play a key role in the digital lives of 1.3 billion Indians, the group has recently made significant investments and is building businesses in powering varied consumer-facing digital platforms, products and services with a deepened technology focus on digital marketing and data analytics through its group company JetSynthesys with operations in India, MENA, SE Asia and USA.

The roots of the Navani group go back to the 1930’s in Bangkok, Thailand where the group continues to have its diversified business operations. Rajan worked with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, USA before returning to Thailand and then to India to enter the family business. Rajan is currently the Chairman of the CII National Council on India@75, the Past National Chairman of CIIs Young Indians and is a member of CII’s National Council. Rajan is a founding trustee of the India@75 Foundation which is working to help create an inclusive, developed India of 2022. He is a trustee of Aspen’s Ananta Centre in India, fellow of the Aspen India Leadership Initiative 2011–2012 and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is also a BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation’s Young World Leader, a CNBC India’s Young Turk and part of the ASEAN 100 Leadership Forum.

Rajan is also playing an active role in helping shape the government and business US‐India partnership and is a member of the Singapore-India and Israel-India Track II strategic dialogues. He works closely with various stakeholders in the Indian ecosystem to see how India can emerge as the Frugal Technology Innovation Hub of the world. He is a board member of Indiaspora, a powerful network linking the Indian American Diaspora with India.