At Infosys, Vishal Sikka’s succession is also a power shift from California to Bengaluru | In the News

Infosys’ search for a new chief executive, apart from being a challenge for the company, will also be an attempt to shift the power centre at the company back from California to Bengaluru, where the founders are based.

Sikka was based in Palo Alto, California, and ran India’s second largest IT services company majorly sitting in the US.

He was Infosys’ first non-founder CEO, and quit citing personal attacks by the company’s founders. The board, which has blamed co-founder NR Narayana Murthy for the CEO’s resignation, has said it will find a replacement by March 31, 2018.

“This cannot help Infosys positioning in the US and other export markets such as the EU,” Peter Bendor-Samuel, chief executive at consultancy Everest Group said.

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