G.K. Jayaram is the founder and managing director of the Institute of Leadership and Institutional Development (ILID). ILID trains,develops, and consults to social entrepreneurs on issues related to leadership, scalability, and sustainability. He was the first Chairman of Infosys, and the Founding Director of the award-winning Infosys Leadership Institute based in Mysore, India. He is also the chief mentor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Leadership Institute in New Delhi. Jayaram has had a four decades-long career in the consulting and corporate worlds. He has worked at Arthur D. Little, Inc. and Coopers and Lybrand and has co-founded a software firm in the U.S. His Ph.D. is from UCLA, where he studied behavioral sciences and social-technical systems design, and he has taught at Stanford and the Naval Postgraduate School.

Dr.G.K. Jayaram is the founder–Director of the Institute of Leadership & Institutional Development (ILID) at Bangalore. Dr. Jayaram is a philanthropist, consultant, teacher, and entrepreneur-businessman.

Four decades of international professional experience in the following organizations:

  • Chief Mentor, Jawaharlal Nehru Leadership Institute, New Delhi
  • First Chairman of Infosys Technologies (1981-85)
  • Co-founded and was Chairman of Transformation Systems Inc, (Transys) – a software firm in Princeton, New Jersey in 1996; returned to India in December 2000
  • Creator- Director of Infosys Leadership Institute, Mysore (2001-03)
  • Arthur D Little, Cambridge, Mass., USA (1977-79; 1993-96)
  • Coopers and Lybrand, New York (1992-93)
  • Own Consulting firm – Princeton Center for Organizational Excellence – in the US for 20 years
  • Taught at Stanford Executive Development Program, UCLA, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Creator, Institute for Leadership & Organizational Development (ILOD) for National Commercial Bank, the largest bank in Jamaica
  • Founded the Institute of Leadership and Institutional Development (ILID), Bangalore in April 2004, present Director
  • Ph.D. from UCLA
  • PGDBA from IIM-A (Gold medalist)
  • B.Sc. and B.E. from Bangalore University

I have a dream that one day every child and every adult who wishes to learn can sit at a computer any time of the day or night and ask for the lesson – and a teacher, a real living person, somewhere in the world, ready, willing and able, will appear on the screen and the virtual classroom is created a million times every hour for millions of students hungry for knowledge and skills.

I have a dream that every company, every human being, who owns a computer, when they wish to retire the same will donate it to this “I want to Learn” Academy – this Universal Dream School – instead of creating a stock pile of hazardous waste, create in its stead a recycling process of the earth’s resources.

I have a dream that every teacher who wishes to teach and every child or adult who wishes to learn can connect instantaneously on computers which have been refurbished from every office and every home.

I have a dream that there will come to be a close bond between the teacher in every classroom and the tutor in faraway remote places , and the humanity’s teachers and tutors (who can be anyone with the knowledge to impart and a desire to share; anyone who cares) anywhere, will teach each other, and in turn, together, teach kids everywhere.