Infosys said today that its Board of Directors has appointed Salil S Parekh as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD) of the company effective January 2, 2018. The appointment ends a nearly four-month long search for the top job at India’s second largest IT services firm.
Sanchit Vir Gogia, CEO and Chief Analyst at Greyhound Research said that Salil is a great choice, with a great hold on the yesterday, today and tomorrow of the business.
“The only thing that is common between Vishal and him that they had not been the CEO of a publicly listed firm before their appointment to Infosys.”
What works in his favour is that Salil will have a cover in the form of Nandan, who is also very close to founder NR Narayana Murthy. Mentorship from the co-founders was totally missing for Vishal, added Gogia.Salil has a great eye for detail, and is a good conversation holder on digital, cloud and the IT modernisation story, said Gogia.
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