V Balakrishnan is likely to succeed as the CEO of Infosys if SD Shibulal decided to give up post. Balakrishnan’s journey to the top choice for succession was interesting to note considering that he was on the verge of looking like a fading star at Infosys until a few months back. A series of events, including other leading Infosys leaders leaving the company for jobs with competitors elevated Balakrishnan’s ascent to becoming the top favourite.
The term of Shibulal, one of Infosys' seven co-founders, ends in March 2015 when he turns 60.
Read the Economic Times news article here.