Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO, Pravin Rao appointed interim chief

Infosys said that the company’s board had accepted Sikka’s resignation during a board meeting held on 18 August 2017.

Aug 18, 2017 10:27 IST
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Vishal Sikka on 18 August 2017 resigned as Managing Director and CEO of Infosys. The board has accepted his resignation with immediate effect.

Infosys in a notice to stock exchanges said Sikka will remain with Infosys as executive vice-chairman. The position is a newly created position at Infosys.

Infosys, second largest software exporter of India, has appointed chief operating officer UB Pravin Rao as interim managing director and CEO.

About Vishal Sikka

• In June 2014, Indian-American Vishal Sikka took over as the first non-founder Chief Executive of Infosys.

• Prior to Infosys, Sikka was a member of the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board of SAP AG, leading all SAP products and innovation globally.

• He is the creator of the concept of timeless software that represents the renewal of products without disruption to customer environments.

• In 2017, he was ranked as 32nd most powerful people of the year by India Today magazine in its India's 50 most powerful people of 2017 list.


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