Leadership Change at Infosys Australia
Gary Ebeyan passes on the baton to Jacqueline Korhonen
Melbourne, Australia - November 17, 2008: Infosys Technologies Ltd (Nasdaq: INFY) announced a change of CEO of its subsidiary, Infosys Technologies Australia Pty Ltd (Infosys Australia) after the current CEO, Gary Ebeyan, decided to leave for personal reasons. IT veteran Jacqueline (Jackie) Korhonen has been appointed today as CEO-designate and she will take over as the CEO on December 15, 2008 from Gary Ebeyan, who will stay on in an advisory role through January 2009.
Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies, thanked Ebeyan for his invaluable contribution to the company, noting, "Under Gary's leadership, Infosys Australia has been successfully established as a Tier 1 player in IT and business process outsourcing in the region."
Commenting on the leadership change in Infosys Australia, Ebeyan said "The past five years have been a challenging and rewarding experience for me. The company has gone from strength to strength in every year of operation in Australia and has had phenomenal growth in revenues, profits and clients. I leave the company knowing that the future has never looked brighter for it. I thank the Infosys Technologies management for putting their trust in me over the past five years, and wish the company, its employees and my successor Jackie all the very best for the future."
Kris welcomed Jackie to the management team. "Jackie brings with her vast experience in our industry, knowledge of the market and proven leadership qualities to take our business in the region to the next level," he said.
Jackie brings 23 years of extensive experience in the IT industry to the position. Most recently as Vice President of Managed Business Process Services for IBM Australia & New Zealand, she built the company's process outsourcing business in the region. Previous roles include leadership positions in IBM's Financial Services practice across Asia and developing and managing its Consulting and Systems Integration practice in the region.
"Infosys is one of the most vibrant companies offering Consulting, IT and BPO services today," commented Jackie. "It's never been a more critical time for Australian companies to tap into the advantages of globalisation - and Infosys has pioneered the Global Delivery Model around the world. I am delighted to be part of this global enterprise."
Jackie is a Sydney native and graduate of the University of Sydney. Her appointment is in line with Infosys' preference for recruiting local talent for senior leadership roles.