As per Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, Sudha Murty will retire as chairperson on December 31, 2021.
Sudha Murty dedicated 25-years of her life to building a better and kinder society for many generations to come. Since its inception in December 1996, Murty was the elected chairperson of the Foundation. Recently, she announced that she will retire on December 31, 2021, on completion of the 25th anniversary of the Infosys Foundation.
From helping devadasis to underprivileged in remote areas, the foundation has supported many initiatives.
“Foundation opened my eyes to the needs of the common man”
Sudha Murty launched Aarohan Social Innovation Awards to recognize and reward individuals, teams, or NGOs developing unique solutions to help the underprivileged in India. With a focus on education, healthcare, rural development, destitute care, art & culture, mid-day meal schemes, and water projects, the Infosys Foundation has made unparalleled contributions that have positively impacted millions of lives, over the years.
While sharing her fulfilling journey at Foundation, Sudha Murty said:
“I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to walk the path of philanthropy at Infosys Foundation for the last 25 years. The Foundation opened my eyes to the true state of my country and the needs of the common man. The rewarding journey of Infosys Foundation had many supporters – my family, my team at work, the senior management, the various employees, and the beneficiaries themselves.
I cherish the memories we have made, and I will continue on my own, on my journey of helping the underprivileged. I wish Infosys Foundation all the best.
When the Foundation started, I was the mother and the Foundation was my child. Today, as I leave, I am satisfied to see that Foundation has become a mother and I the child.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, lead independent director and chair of the CSR committee in Infosys, further added,
“Sudha Murty has been an inspiring pioneer in the field of social service and has anchored the Infosys Foundation on principles of compassionate purpose. Her legacy of personal service will continue to inspire future generations.
Thanks to Sudha Murty’s visionary leadership, Infosys Foundation has earned the reputation of demonstrating the highest levels of corporate social responsibility.
On behalf of the Board, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Sudha Murty for her unstinted dedication in steering the Infosys Foundation over the years and look forward to her continued guidance.”
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Sudha Murty and her determination to impact lives of millions around her positively. In times when society is becoming self-centered, we need role models like Sudha Murty to show us the path of goodness and kindness.
As Sudha Murthy will embark on the new journey, we wish her luck and hope she will keep inspiring us.