Salil S. Parekh: New CEO and Managing Director of Infosys: Well, after a long hunt finally Infosys got his new CEO and Managing Director. Yes! Reports are coming that the Board of Directors of Infosys on Saturday announced the appointment of Salil S Parekh as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, effective from January 2 next year. As you all may know that Parekh was a member of the Group Executive Board for a long time at Capgemini. Now, the sources confirmed that after the hunt of 3 months for CEO finally Parekh is appointed for the job. Also, the old CEO Vishal Sikka resigned from the post after a prolonged public battle with the company’s founders.
You can say that things may be able to take some big changes from now because so many things need to be correct from now. Also, Commenting on the appointment of Parekh, Nandan Nilekani, the chairman said that “He has nearly three decades of global experience in the IT services industry. He has a strong track record of executing business turnarounds and managing very successful acquisitions. The Board believes that he is the right person to lead Infosys at this transformative time in our industry. The Board is also grateful to Pravin for his leadership during this period of transition,”
Well, some of you may aware of that U B Pravin Rao will step down as interim CEO and Managing Director effective January 2, 2018, and will continue as Chief Operating Officer and a whole-time Director of the Company. “The Board is grateful to Pravin for his leadership during this period of transition,” Nilekani added that in his statement. Now if we talk about Parekh then we can say that he had a great life and he did his Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.