Ranked 62nd, Infosys Technologies was the lone Indian entrant in the list of the World's Most Respected Companies 2004 surveyed jointly by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Financial Times.
The Bangalore-based infotech firm had broken into the elite club in PwC's 2002 rankings when it was placed 85th. General Electric, Microsoft and Toyota Motor Corporation took the top honours in the latest edition of the survey.
The country had greater representation in the list of the world's most respected business leaders, with as many as four Indians, including Infosys chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy (36), Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani (42), Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata (46) and Wipro chairman Azim Premji (57) making the cut. Murthy overtook high-profile corporate bosses such as Rupert Murdoch of News Corp, Sandy Weill of Citigroup and George Soros.
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