Advisory Council – T V Mohandas Pai
Chairman | Manipal Global Education
Mohan is a Co-Founder of Aarin Capital. Mohan is also Chief Advisor to the Manipal Education and Medical Group, and serves on the Board of several Group Companies.
Until June 2011, Mohan was a Member of the Board of Directors of Infosys and the Head of Administration, Education & Research, FinacleSM, Human Resources and the Infosys Leadership Institute. He joined Infosys in 1994 and served as a Member of the Board since May 2000. Mohan was the Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2006. In 2006, he voluntarily demitted the office of CFO to lead efforts in the areas of HR and Education & Research.
As the CFO, he played a strategic role in transforming Infosys into one of the world’s most respected software services companies. He played a key role in branding the company among the investor community and enhancing transparency and disclosure levels. Mohan was an integral part of the Infosys team that enabled the first listing of an India-registered company on NASDAQ and the first sponsored secondary offering of American Depositary Shares by an Indian company.
He also formulated the country’s first publicly articulated company financial policy. The Infosys Annual Report, under his supervision, has won the top awards consistently from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and from the South Asian Federation of Accountants. Mohan was voted ‘CFO of the Year’ in 2001 by IMA India. He won the ‘Best CFO in India’ award from Finance Asia in 2002, and ‘Best Chief Financial Officer in India’ in the Best Managed Companies poll by AsiaMoney in 2004.
Mohan has been active in working with regulators to improve the business ecosystem. He was a Member of the Kelkar Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, GoI, for reforming direct taxes. He also works with Central and State governments in the fields of education, IT and business.
In 2000, he spearheaded the foundation of the Akshaya Patra Foundation, Bangalore, to start a mid-day meal program for school children. Today, the mid-day meal program feeds over 1.2 million children across seven states in India. The program aims to feed 5 million children by 2020.
Mohan holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore, and a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from Bangalore University. He is also a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).