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Infosys realigns organisation structure

Infosys announced an realignment of its organisational structure into sales, delivery and business enabling functions and this could also see certain change in the roles of senior executives.

By: | Bengaluru | Updated: February 16, 2015 12:47 PM
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Infosys on Thursday announced an realignment of its organisational structure into sales, delivery and business enabling functions and this could also see certain change in the roles of senior executives. (Reuters)

India’s second largest IT services exporter Infosys on Thursday announced an realignment of its organisational structure into sales, delivery and business enabling functions and this could also see certain change in the roles of senior executives.

Infosys said this new structure will enhance its company’s agility in the market and sharpen its competitive differentiation across service lines.

The realignment is effective April 1, 2015. “This structure will help deliver services that will reflect the way technology is consumed in layers by the enterprise,” it said.

Under the new realigned structure, sales will continue to be organised around industry segments: financial services (including cards & payments), manufacturing, retail, CPG & logistics, energy, utilities, communications & services and life sciences, healthcare & insurance.

The delivery side of the business will be organised around service lines with a clear focus on nurturing innovation to drive service line differentiation across industry segments, it said. The delivery organisation will be structured around seven service lines: digital integration services, application development & maintenance, engineering services, cloud & infrastructure services, independent validation & testing, enterprise package application services and management consulting services.

It is also understood that this latest reorganisation could also result in certain realignment of roles. Michael Reh, the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Finacle, the banking product of Infosys may hold additional charge as head of Edgeverve, the wholly owned subsidary of the company focused on products and platforms. It is likely that Infosys will also scout for a new CEO to Edgeverve.

Sanjay Purohit, who was heading Edgeverve may head the management consulting services.

This is the first major realignment undertaken by Infosys, ever since Vishal Sikka took over the first non-founder CEO of the IT major in August, last year.

Sikka has already initiated new initiatives in Infosys like design thinking, murmuration to create a new paradigm within the organisation. He has also remarked that some of the key areas of focus for Infosys would be artificial intelligence, automation, internet of things and collaboration & design technologies.

The strategy of Sikka has been on the theme of “renew and new” which talks of changing the existing way of IT services are being delivered while also scouting for newer growth opportunities.

Infosys at the end of the third quarter of FY15, reported a revenues of Rs 13,796 crore recording a sequential growth of 3.4%. The net profit during this period was Rs 3,250 crore with a sequential growth of 5%.

Sikka in an earlier analyst call had said its aspiration is to regain the old bellwether status. “Once again, we aspire to become the leading bellwether IT company we used to be, but it will take time and will not be easy,” Sikka remarked.

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