Infosys is credited with introduction of stock options for employees in India. That made many Infoscions millionaire overnight. Not only that, the phenomenal growth of the company made investors rich too. Infosys has the distinction of always beating its guidance.
In his last article as chairman of Infosys, Mr Narayana Murthy delved extensively on the wealth the company has generated for its employees and shareholders. “Distributing 27 per cent of the company’s equity among our employees was a proud moment for those of us who have always considered the idea of sharing wealth to be an important part of our social responsibility, ” he said.
Mr Murthy said Infosys has given as much as Rs. 50,000 crore (at current stock prices) of stock options to employees.