Mr.T.V. Mohandas Pai
Mohan is the Chairperson of the Board of Manipal Global Education Services Private Limited and Advisor to the Manipal Education and Medical Group. Mohan is also on the Board of Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte Ltd (“APFT”), as Trustee-Manager of Ascendas India Trust (“a-iTrust). Recently, he has co-founded AARIN Capital with the intention of funding operational support in Technology, Ecommerce, Health Care and Life Science. He is based out of Bangalore, India.
Mohan actively interfaces with key leadership at Indian regulators to improve the business ecosystem. His areas of focus are Education, Information Technology (“IT”) and Human Resource Development aimed at improving the quality of education and availability of skilled manpower in the Country.
Until mid-2011, Mohan was a Member of the Board at Infosys Limited, Bangalore (formerly Infosys Technologies Limited) where he headed Human Resources; the Infosys Leadership Institute; Education & Research; Administration; and Infrastructure & Facilities. Mohan was Chairperson of the Board of Infosys BPO Limited, a leading global business process outsourcing services provider, for seven years. Additionally, the Finacle and Platform Group business units reported into him.
Mohan was a key player in the development of the IT services industry in India. Mohan instituted several industry-firsts in the Country. He was instrumental in instituting India’s first employee stock option plan that enabled employees across Infosys to be part of and consequently to share in the wealth creation by the company. In India, this was the first ever employee stock option plan, which subsequently has been widely emulated. At Infosys, Mohan led the first listing of an India-registered company on the NASDAQ and the first sponsored secondary offering of American Depositary Shares by an Indian company. Mohan was an early adopter of US Sarbanes Oxley regulations, considered the world’s most demanding requirements on corporate governance. Infosys was among the first corporations outside of the United States of America to comply with this regulation, ~two years ahead of the deadline for implementation mandated to foreign filers.
Mohan has a keen interest in human development through education such as illiteracy eradication through the promotion of primary education. In 2000, he along with certain other philanthropists set up the Akshaya Patra Foundation, Bangalore – a mid-day meal program for school going children. Today, the mid-day meal program feeds over 1.3 million children each day in 8,500 government schools across nine Indian states – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odisha, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. This program aims to feed 5 million children each day by 2020. Mohan continues to make substantial personal contributions to the program. This initiative has become the largest mid-day meal program in the world.
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 the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.