Rajeev Ranjan, the Executive Vice President at Infosys, has stepped down from his position to join Ness Digital Engineering, a US-based IT firm, as the Chief Operating Officer.
Rajeev, who was recently serving the Indian tech giant in a senior executive role overseeing manufacturing in India and Japan, was appointed by Ness Digital Engineering in August 2023, with immediate effect.
Assuming his new role at Ness Digital Engineering, the official announcement stated, "Rajeev will be leading the global delivery across Engineering and Industry Consulting, institutionalizing Engineering Excellence, implementing best-in-class Talent Supply Chain Management, and driving Digital Transformation within Ness."
Welcoming Rajeev to the leadership board, Ranjit Tinaikar, CEO of Ness, stated, "Rajeev has a proven track record in delivering at-scale digital transformations and running large-scale global delivery organizations. He brings deep experience in building scalable and reliable delivery processes that will be critical to Ness's journey."
Rajeev added, "I am very excited about joining the leadership team at Ness and working together to deliver impact to all our stakeholders. Global delivery backed by a solid foundation of engineering excellence, the right talent supply, agile processes, and systems will help Ness better support clients in their digital transformation journey."
Rajeev, who is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and holds an MBA in technology and International Business, started his career as an Engineer at Tata Motors. He has been associated with Infosys for nearly 25 years, joining in 1999 as the Vice President of Practice Head, Consulting & Systems Integration. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2016 and then held his most recent role as EVP.
Rajeev's resignation from Infosys adds to the key leadership exits. Earlier EVP and HR Head Richard Lobo exited to join Byju's as Advisor, Senior VP Vishal Salvi joined Quick Heal Technologies, President Mohit Joshi joined Tech Mahindra as CEO & MD, Ravi Kumar S also stepped down as Infosys President to join Cognizant as CEO and EVP & Co-Head of Delivery & Head of CIC Narsimha Rao Mannepalli resigned from the IT company to take a career break.
Infosys has been in the news for the past few days as Co-founder Narayana Murthy sparked a debate on the '70-hour workweek', wherein he suggested young talent in India should dedicate at least 12 hours a day for the next few years to seize the best opportunities offered to India's potential in this evolving landscape.