Infosys appoints former SAP executive Vishal Sikka as CEO, MD
Infosys Ltd, India&s second-largest IT services exporter, on Thursday named former SAP AG executive board member Vishal Sikka as Chief Executive Officer. It is for the first time Infosys has not chosen one of its founders for the role. Sikka will take over from current Chief Executive SD Shibulal, one of the engineers who founded Infosys, on August 1, the company said in a statement to the stock exchanges. Commenting on the appointment Sikka said, “honoured to lead Infosys which is an iconic co built by pioneers.” “Looking forward to work with & learn from talented Infoscions,” he added. The company also announced that Executive Chairman NR Narayana Murthy and Executive Vice Chairman S Gopalakrishnan would step down on June 14. Rohan Murty to also leave company on June 14.
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