Nandan Nilekani Appointed Infosys Chairman

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New Delhi: The Infosys board on Thursday appointed Nandan Nilekani as the non-executive chairman after R Seshasayee and co-chair Ravi Venkatesh resigned.

Vishal Sikka, who quit last week as CEO but was made vice-chairman till his successor was appointed, also quit the board with immediate effect, the company said in a statement after its board meeting. Jeffery S Lehman and John Etchemendy also quit the Infosys board with immediate effect, the statement added.

In welcoming Mr Nilekani, the outgoing Chairman Mr Seshasayee said, “Nandan is the ideal leader for Infosys at this stage in the Company’s development. His appointment will allow Infosys to focus on the strategic changes it needs to make in order to capitalize on the attractive opportunities in the years ahead.”

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