Senior Vice President
Global Head of Business IT Services
Member, Executive Council
In his current leadership role, Kakal is responsible for the company's application development, maintenance, testing, and infrastructure management services worldwide. Operating out of a global network of delivery centers, the organization comprises 60,000 employees serving clients across the vertical industry spectrum.
Kakal joined Infosys in 1999 as one of the leaders of the company’s Enterprise Solutions (ES) service unit, playing an instrumental role in the company’s entry into the package implementation and related services market. In the process, he established partnerships with SAP, Oracle, Sterling Commerce, TIBCO, and other enterprise solutions vendors.
In 2000, Kakal took on the additional responsibility of starting the Hyderabad Development Center. During his four-year tenure as Head of the center, he established a foundation for an organization that today numbers more than 18,000 employees who serve several of the company's largest global clients.
In 2004, Kakal took on the role of Global Head of Enterprise Solutions. Under his leadership, the unit grew to account for more than 25% of the company's total service revenues and, in the process, recognized as an industry leader in the sector by top analyst firms. In 2010, Kakal was recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of the Top 25 Consultants in the world for excellence in technology consulting.
Kakal holds an MBA in International Business from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Bangalore University. He also holds a graduate diploma in Materials Management from Indian Institute of Materials Management.