MAGE - Leadership

Mohandas Pai



Mohandas Pai (Mohan), Chairman of the Board of Manipal Global

Before joining Manipal Global, Mohan was a member of the Infosys Board of Directors and Head – Administration, Education & Research, Finance, Human Resources and Infosys Leadership Institute.



He joined Infosys in 1994 and served on its Board from May 2000 onwards. He was the Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2006 and was instrumental in transforming Infosys into one of the world’s most respected and widely known software service companies.

In 2006, he voluntarily stepped down from the office of CFO to lead efforts in the areas of human resources, education and research.


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 was voted the ‘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 conducted by Asia Money in 2004.

Mohan has been actively working with regulators to improve the business ecosystem. He was a member of the Kelkar Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India for reforming direct taxes, the Non-Resident Taxation Committee and the High Powered Committee on e-Commerce and Taxation. He is currently a Board Member at SEBI.

Social initiatives

Mohan believes that illiteracy and lack of education are the roots of social backwardness, and has, as a result, worked extensively in the basic education sector.

He brings to Manipal Global Education Services, his insights of the Indian system, his international exposure, his deep understanding of the financial system, his experience in building an international brand and the personal credibility he enjoys with business leaders.


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 (ICAI), and a Trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation, the body that oversees the International Accounting Standards Board.