Rama Bijapurkar, a leading thought leader on marketing strategy and consumer-related issues in India, was appointed by the nominations committee of India's leading IT consulting and services provider, Infosys Technologies, as an additional director on the board of directors of the company.
Ms. Bijapurkar runs a strategic marketing consulting practice working across a wide range of sectors, helping organizations develop marketing strategies. In addition, she is a visiting faculty at IIM Ahmedabad.
An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, she was, prior to setting up her practice in 1997, with McKinsey and Company as a senior consultant between 1995 and 1997. From 1989 to 1995 she was the deputy managing director of MARG, a leading market research agency and worked from 1982 to 1987 with MODE Services, of which she was one of the founders.
Ms. Bijapurkar will serve as an additional director of the board till the next annual general meeting of the company, when her appointment as a non-executive director of the Board will be placed for the approval of the members in general meeting. With the induction of Ms. Bijapurkar, the Infosys board strength stands at 16.
Welcoming Ms. Bijapurkar to the board of directors of Infosys, Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, chairman and chief executive officer said "Infosys has always looked for professionals with proven merit to sit on the Board. Rama will add a strategic dimension to the quality of debate at the board"