Infosys CEO Resigns: Revenues, Profit Up Under Vishal Sikka, So What Are The Co-Founders Complaining About?

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Infosys’s former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) Vishal Sikka’s resignation has created more rumbles than the constant complaints and intermittent spurts of annoyance that co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has been conveying through interviews in the media.

Support for Sikka

“If he was at fault, that would not be the case,” pointed out Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO, Greyhound, who said he was not surprised by Sikka’s resignation. Calling Sikka a ‘super amazing technocrat’, Gogia said he felt sorry for him as he has mentioned ‘personal attacks’ as the reason for his resignation in his mail.

Gogia said that the founders of Infosys must take ownership for the current state of affairs with Sikka deciding to resign. “The onus was on them as much on the board to ensure that Sikka succeeded,” Gogia told Firstpost.

 The public verbiage, said Gogia, as indulged by some co-founders at Infosys only paints the latter in a bad light. He felt that Indian organisations were not yet ready to accept global talent at senior management levels. “If, as quoted in the media, Sikka said; Enough is Enough. Just can’t do this anymore, it reflects more on the founders than him,” he said.


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Sanchit Vir Gogia: Sanchit is the Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group, a Global Strategy & Transformation Research, Advisory & Consulting Group. To read more about him, click here.

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