Foreigners can be Infosys' successors: Murthy

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Narayana Murthy
Bangalore, Sep 4: When the IT giant Infosys is searching for its next head after Narayana Murthy, the chairman himself announced that the company won't mind to have a foreigner as his successor.

"Well, given that we have a significant percentage of foreign holdings in Infosys, I don't think it should matter whether it is an Indian or a foreigner who chairs the company," said Murthy.

Mentioning about the shareholdres' reaction to a foreigner chairman, Infosys mentor said, "What they would look for is a person who can guide the company in a proper direction, who can manage the board well, who has the support of all the people in the company, so I don't think it would matter."

Murthy, who will retire in Aug 2011, hoped that the company will decide about its next chairperson soon.

"I am sure we will see in the years to come. But, whether it is going to happen in the next two years, five years or seven years, that is not for me to comment," stated Murthy.

Infosys' nominations committee has started the search for Murthy's successor.

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