Two days ahead of the $8.25-billion company's 33rd annual general meeting, co-founder and executive chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy and executive vice-chairman S. Gopalakrishnan will step down on June 14 to facilitate the transition smoothly, the global software major said in the statement.
Who is Vishal Sikka
Name: Vishal Sikka
Date of Birth: 1st June, 1967 (47 years)
City: Baroda, Gujarat
Education: He completed his schooling from Rosary High School, Baroda, where his father was an Indian Railway officer. He studied computer engineering at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. After completing his M.S. in Computer Science at Syracuse University, he then proceeded to finished his doctoral program at Stanford University.
Early Life: After completing his education, Vishal worked at Xerox's research Palo Alto Labs, but later ventured out on his own. He started his first company, iBrain, along with his brother, which was later acquired by PatternRX, Inc. His second startup Bodha.com was acquired by Peregrine Systems.
Career: Vishal joined SAP in 2002 to head up the advanced technology group responsible for strategic innovative projects. Later he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Architecture and Chief Software Architect. In 2007, Vishal was named SAP's first-ever CTO reporting to then CEO Henning Kagermann.
He was announced the CEO of Infosys on 12th June, 2014.
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