Senior Management Changes at Infosys

The Board of Infosys Technologies has announced changes in senior management. It named Nandan M. Nilekani, current CEO & Managing Director as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. It has appointed present COO, President & Joint Managing Director S. Gopalakrishnan as CEO & Managing Director, and S. D. Shibulal as Chief Operating Officer (COO). These changes will come into effect from June 22, 2007. N. R. Narayana Murthy continues to be the Chairman and Chief Mentor.

Commenting on the change in leadership, N. R. Narayana Murthy said, "Nandan Nilekani has voluntarily decided, at a young age, to pass on the baton to a worthy successor chosen by the Board - S. Gopalakrishnan." He added, "It is a testimony to the depth of management expertise and the value system of the people in the company."

Mr. Claude Smadja, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, said, "This relay in leadership was a kind of demonstration of the capability of Infosys to ensure not only the quality of team leadership in the future that has been a hallmark of the company, but also to implement long-term succession planning for the company."

Comments of the senior executives on their new roles and responsibilities:

Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani
“I will focus on key client relationships, be a brand ambassador, deal with broad industry issues, provide global thought leadership, lead some transformation initiatives and contribute to strategy.”

S. Gopalakrishnan

S. Gopalakrishnan
“My focus would be to make Infosys more competitive, increase productivity further, continue to be a leader in corporate governance, attract the best of global talent and enhance brand equity further.”

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S. D. Shibulal

S. D. Shibulal
“As COO, I will focus on four main areas – increase competitiveness, improve customer experience, further increase employee engagement and increase the depth of services.”

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In the Media

Business Week speaks with Nandan on the management reshuffle

Financial Express talks to Kris on his new role

Business Standard interviews Kris on his new agenda

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