In a setback for Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, Sandeep Dadlani, president and head of Americas for Infosys, has quit the IT major, ET Now reported. Dadlani announced his decision to part ways with India’s bellwether company in a post on professional networking site LinkedIn.
“I will always cherish my 16+ years at Infosys working and learning with some of the best leaders, mentors, colleagues, clients, partners and teams in the industry. I am extremely optimistic of Infosys’ continued success and its strong leadership team. I have decided to pursue my personal interests elsewhere. Next up: An out-of-the-world assignment! Stay tuned,” Dadlani said in his post.
Besides being one of the four presidents at Infosys, Dadlani was also the chairman of Edgeverve, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys. Sikka had recently given the additional responsibility of generating more business from the company’s new software solutions, including the artificial intelligence platform Nia, to Dadlani.
Sikka acknowledged Dadlani’s contribution to Infosys and wished him well for future. “Sandeep has played a key role in the success of Infosys over his career and in our transformation journey these past three years. We wish him the best in the journey ahead,” Sikka said.
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Infosys said in a statement that Karmesh Vaswani and Nitesh Banga would be replacing Sandeep Dadlani. The IT major said that effective July 15, 2017, Vaswani will the Global Head of Retail, CPG & Logistics and Banga will be the Global Head of Manufacturing.
Last month, Sikka’s former SAP colleague and head of Infosys’s industrial internet business, Gordon Muehl, resigned as well.
In a non-related development, Infosys appointed ex-Wipro employee Inderpreet Sawhney as its Group General Counsel, with effect from July 3, 2017.
Shares of Infosys fell 1.24% today to Rs 940.50 at the close of trading on the BSE, while the benchmark index BSE Sensex closed 19.33 points or 0.06% down, at 31,056.40 points.