Retired Senator Larry Pressler was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England and is a graduate of the Harvard Law School. He was a member of Congress for 22 years (with 18 years in the Senate) during which he served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was chairman of the Commerce Science and Transportation Committee. Currently, he is a senior partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of O’Connor & Hannan, and sits on the Board of Directors at Infosys Technologies, Ltd., as well as a number of other major companies.
The Infosys Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Infosys Technologies, which is active in the Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Punjab. The Infosys Foundation has undertaken various initiatives in providing medical facilities to remote rural areas, organising novel pension schemes and in aiding orphans and street children. It has undertaken a large rural education program titled “A Library for Every School,” under which 5,500 libraries have been set up in government schools spread across many villages and aims to provide support to dying traditional art and culture forms.