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I will be at Infosys as long as necessary, and not longer than that: Nilekani

Infosys LIVE updates: Thanks to Murthy, Nandan Nilekani is back at Infosys for his second innings

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Nilekani: There is an age limit on the board. Apart from that, I see myself here not as a co-founder reclaiming the company. I see myself as a co-founder who was here and proud of it, but left 10 years ago. I see my role now in working with the board and help get the right CEO in, and bring a balance. Nilekani on Vishal Sikka and his legacy: Mr Sikka was a technological visionary and he did many great things. We will take stock of all that we have. This will be version 1.0 to start with, and when we have the next CEO on board, he can take things forward and create the next version. Nilekani on the three main things to do in the next year: One: CEO search, which we have already initiated Two: Strategy for a balanced board, which we have started work on already Three: Review of technology, and we have again stated work on that There is no time limit on my presence at the company as a chairman. I am very successful person even outside of the company, so I am not seeking to be here for very long. I will be here as long as necessary and not longer than that. Nandan Nilekani: Creating a stable organisation, stable board, choosing a CEO who is culturally compatible with the company are the main responsibilities as of now Nilekani: One of our goals now is to come up with a long-term governance structure for the board. Governance is not just about technology. There is a lot of digital disruption happening today, agreed. But there is a lot of judgement that needs to be done. Nilekani: There is no hard and fast rule that the CEO must be an internal candidate. There are instances globally on both sides. At Microsoft, you had Steve Ballmer on the one hand and internal candidate Satya Nadella on the other. Both options have their merits. I hesitate to have a premeditated bias on this. If we have a suitable internal candidate, I am all for it. There is no idealogical question here

Infosys press conference LIVE: A decade after leaving, Nandan Nilekani is back at the helm of Infosys and will remain the software giant’s chairman for two years. In an investors’ call, which is currently underway, Nilekani says the hunt for the company’s CEO, a post vacated by Vishal Sikka recently, will be a “global one”. The board of Indian IT services company Infosys Ltd appointed Nilekani as chairman on Thursday. Nilekani, one of the seven engineers who founded Infosys in 1981 and was its CEO from 2002 to 2007, will take over as non-executive ...

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First Published: Fri, August 25 2017. 18:59 IST

I will be at Infosys as long as necessary, and not longer than that: Nilekani

Infosys LIVE updates: Thanks to Murthy, Nandan Nilekani is back at Infosys for his second innings

Infosys LIVE updates: Thanks to Murthy, Nandan Nilekani is back at Infosys for his second innings Infosys press conference LIVE: A decade after leaving, Nandan Nilekani is back at the helm of Infosys and will remain the software giant’s chairman for two years. In an investors’ call, which is currently underway, Nilekani says the hunt for the company’s CEO, a post vacated by Vishal Sikka recently, will be a “global one”. The board of Indian IT services company Infosys Ltd appointed Nilekani as chairman on Thursday. Nilekani, one of the seven engineers who founded Infosys in 1981 and was its CEO from 2002 to 2007, will take over as non-executive ... image
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I will be at Infosys as long as necessary, and not longer than that: Nilekani

Infosys LIVE updates: Thanks to Murthy, Nandan Nilekani is back at Infosys for his second innings

Infosys press conference LIVE: A decade after leaving, Nandan Nilekani is back at the helm of Infosys and will remain the software giant’s chairman for two years. In an investors’ call, which is currently underway, Nilekani says the hunt for the company’s CEO, a post vacated by Vishal Sikka recently, will be a “global one”. The board of Indian IT services company Infosys Ltd appointed Nilekani as chairman on Thursday. Nilekani, one of the seven engineers who founded Infosys in 1981 and was its CEO from 2002 to 2007, will take over as non-executive ...

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