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Vemuri's exit casts shadow on succession plan at Infy

Experts feel company may be planning to hire a CEO from outside

The exit of Ashok Vemuri (pictured), board member and head of the Americas and manufacturing at Infosys, seems to have shaken the company’s much-prided succession plan.  For a company that appeared to have a foolproof leadership succession strategy, it is left with few options for the top job. So, some experts feel Infosys might be firming plans to hiring a chief executive officer (CEO) from outside. “Murthy’s (co-founder N R Narayana Murthy) return as executive chairman suggested that Infosys’ leadership planning clearly didn’t work out as ...