Getting a Glimpse into the World of Infosys
Global Engagement Manager, Alfred Hoellwarth, Vice President, Raju Bannur, HR Switzerland Recruiter, Anne Schmid and Global Academic Relations, Gargi Bhadauria from Infosys Ltd came to discuss with our full-time MBA class about Infosys' leading position in the global market. They ended the presentation with further details about their InStep flagship global internship programme that fosters a multi-cultural environment with students drawn from management, technical and liberal arts backgrounds.
Infosys Limited was started in 1981 by seven people with only $250. Today, they are a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing with revenues of $7.231 billion. They are a zero debt company with sound cash reserves, and a de-risked operation model. Many of the world's most successful organisations rely on Infosys to deliver measurable business value. Infosys provides their services to help clients in over 30 countries to help build tomorrow's enterprise.
Their success has been made from three platforms. Infosys 1.0: Global Delivery Model. Infosys 2.0: Vertical Go to Market Units and Comprehensive Services Portfolio. And Infosys 3.0: Global Self Contained Vertical Units, Fully Aligned to Client Value Delivery which focused on: innovation, transformation and efficient operations.
The presentation was given by Raju whose aim for the students was to teach them, agility. "Because the cycles in the business are becoming faster and faster and you need to be able to react and adjust fast to them or you will not survive." When asked if he had any experience with University of St.Gallen students, he said that, "When we started business in 2002, one of our first interns was from the University of St.Gallen and he came to work for us in both Switzerland and India."
Alfred is no stranger to the St.Gallen network as he himself is an alumus of the University. He completed his Masters in Organisational Energy as part of the class of 1987. When asked about his thoughts on St.Gallen, he replied, "It's the best thing you can do, I'm trying to convince my daughter to come here! This is because of how close you can get to businesses as the St.Gallen network is one of the strongest."
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