The co-founder and former CEO of Infosys, Kris Gopalakrishnan made an emotional revelation on Saturday afternoon. Gopalakrishnan who is no more professionally engaged with the company said that his emotional connect with Infosys will never go away, reported the news agency PTI. His comments came at a time when the Infosys management and founders are having some differences over a range of issues, including corporate governance and salary hikes were given to the top management, reported the agency.
Kris Gopalakrishnan was addressing the students of the Indian School of Business at Hyderabad and was quoted by the agency saying, “The emotional connect will never go away (with Infosys). But you are not professionally involved. You are personally not involved in business. Infosys’ best interest will always be in my mind whether I am able to help or not.” Speaking about founders’ departure from the IT bellwether, he said, “You cannot emotionally walk away from something that you have built over your lifetime, or most of your lifetime…33 or 35 years. But you also prepare yourselves for a second innings and get involved in something else”.
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Encouraging the students, Gopalakrishnan said it is the best time for entrepreneurs for venturing into a business as the situation is conducive and the IT sector will continue to boom for the next 30 years in India. “I firmly believe that the next 30 years will be more exciting because it is not just about IT. It is the use of IT in every aspect of our life and every industry. The automotive industry is going to transform because cars with selfless driving and many are going to come. Alternative fuels and fuel efficient cars and many more innovations are going to come. Healthcare will also witness many more changes,” he added.