Several Indians are said to be in the reckoning for the CEO position at California-based iGate, which fell vacant after the company fired Phaneesh Murthy from that position last month.
One of the frontrunners is Salil Parekh, CEO of the application services strategic business (SBU) unit of French IT services company Capgemini, said sources familiar with the development. Parekh's responsibilities span across 12 countries, including North America, UK, India and Australia, and the financial services business unit globally.
Jeya Kumar, former CEO of Patni, the company that iGate under Phaneesh Murthy had acquired two-and-a-half years ago, is also a potential candidate. From Patni, Kumar had moved to IPsoft as its CEO for Asia Pacific based in Singapore.
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