One of Vishal Sikka’s most trusted colleagues, Ritika Suri who was the Executive Vice President at Infosys has called it quits, first reported by Mint.
This came right a month after Infosys said it had been completely cleared by an independent investigation into alleged improprieties in its acquisition of Panaya and e-commerce platform Skava.
She was responsible for the company’s corporate development and M&As, and earned over Rs 5 crore in gross salary in FY16-17.
She was one of the 16 SAP executives to join Infosys since Sikka took over as CEO. Since March this year, four of these have resigned - Head of Industrial Internet Business Gordon Muehl, EdgeVerve Head Michael Reh and Chief Legal Officer David Kennedy.
She joined as Senior VP in September 2014 to head the company’s M&A team and the newly formed $500 million innovation fund. She was elevated as EVP last year.
As per Mint report, ‘Ritika’s exit comes on the heels of the departure of Infosys’s Americas Head Sandeep Dadlani, who was overseeing one-third of the company’s annual business, or about $3.5 billion of its total annual revenue. Including Suri, at least 10 executives of the rank of Executive Vice-President (EVP) and above have quit Infosys since Sikka took over as first non-founder CEO in August 2014.’
Infosys’s Americas Head Sandeep Dadlani quit recently. He was overseeing one-third of the company’s annual business, or about $3.5 billion of its total annual revenue. Infosys recently shifted its CFO M D Ranganath to the US citing business imperatives.