Vishal Sikka on 11 June 2014 was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys. Vishal Sikka will take over as the CEO on 1 August 2014. He will succeed the current Chief Executive and Managing Director S.D. Shibulal.
Earlier, he worked as non-founder Chief Executive Officer of SAP AG and a former executive board member of SAP AG. Vishal Sikka is a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University.
It is for the first time that the Infosys did not choose one of its founders for the role.
The company also elevated President U.B. Pravin Rao to the role of Chief Operating Officer from 14 June 2014.
Also, Infosys' lead independent director K. V. Kamath was elevated to the post of the non-executive Chairman. He will take his charge from 11 October 2014.
Company founders N.R. Narayana Murthy and S. Gopalakrishnan will step down as Executive Chairman and Executive Vice-Chairman on 14 June 2014.
However both the co-founders will continue on the board to ensure smooth transition till 10 October 2014 in non-executive roles.
Who: Vishal Sikka
When: 11 June 2014