News: Infosys appoints Helene Auriol Potier as an independent director


Infosys appoints Helene Auriol Potier as an independent director

Tech giant strengthens its board with the appointment of Helene Auriol Potier, a seasoned leader in telecommunications and technology
Infosys appoints Helene Auriol Potier as an independent director

Infosys, the Indian IT giant, has announced the appointment of Helene Auriol Potier as an independent director of the company for a period of three years, effective May 26.

This appointment is based on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Infosys Board and is subject to the approval of shareholders.

Helene Auriol Potier has built her career in digital technologies and in the telecommunications industry.  Her career spans multiple geographies, including the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

She started her career in telecommunications in New York in 1986. In 1990, Helene joined the Canadian mobile technology company Nortel Networks Corporation where she spent 15 years and held various senior leadership positions, including Vice President of Sales Mobile Division Worldwide and Vice President of Services & Operations EMEA.

In 2005, Helene joined Dell Inc. She was the CEO of Africa, the Mediterranean, and CEE.

She joined Microsoft Corporation in 2008. During her 10-years tenure at Microsoft, she served in various senior leadershipcapacities,s including CEO of Microsoft Singapore an, Managing Director of Artificial Intelligence Europe.

From November 2018 to December 2020, she was Executive Vice President in Charge of International Business B2B for Orange.

She served as an independent director on the boards of US-listed company Mimecast Limited until May 2022, Ispen S.A. until May2018,8 and Faiveley Transport S.A. until November 2016.

Helene currently serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards of Safran S.A., Accor S.A., Randstad N.V., and Oddo BHF S.C.A. She chairs the Accor board ESG committee and the Oddo BHF board compensation committee. Helene is also ESG co-chair and board member at the Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA), the French association of corporate directors. She is also a senior advisor at a leading global private equity firm.

Welcoming Helene to the Board, D. Sundaram, Lead Independent Director and Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Infosys, said, “Her expertise in the domains of digital transformation and ESG and her deep insights into key global markets and technology will be invaluable for us.”

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Topics: Appointments, Leadership

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