The induction of Rohan Murty into Infosys could undermine succession planning to choose a new CEO if his interactions are not handled with tact and integrity, experts have warned, Economic Times reported.
The presence of Rohan, whose father NR Narayana Murthy returned from retirement as its executive chairman on June 1, could unsettle senior executives with aspirations for the top job, cautioned HR experts and analysts tracking Infosys.
Rohan will be executive assistant to his father, who co-founded the software company in 1981 and was its CEO for more than two decades. Murthy retired from Infosys in 2011. The role of an executive assistant to the chairman or CEO is a crucial one, from where the likes of N Chandrasekaran of Tata Consultancy Services and Vineet Nayar of HCL Technologies have risen to the top jobs.
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