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.

Created On: Aug 18, 2017 10:27 ISTModified On: Aug 18, 2017 10:53 IST
Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO, Pravin Rao appointed interim chief

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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