Nandan Nilekani to adopt 3-pronged strategy to revive Infosys

Nandan Nilekani is expected to play the role of a ‘super CEO’ in the short term as he steers Infosys out of tumultuous times. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

Life does indeed come full circle—as Nandan Nilekani tweeted on Friday.

Nilekani, who built India’s most high-profile information technology firm from scratch with six others, now finds himself with the unenviable task of rebuilding Infosys Ltd in the wake of unprecedented chaos that saw the exit of its chief executive officer and chairman in the space of a week.

Nilekani, 62, who was named non-executive chairman on Thursday, is expected to play the role of a “super CEO” in the short term as he steers the company out of tumultuous times.

The turmoil peaked with the Infosys board last week issuing a withering six-page statement blaming founder N.R. Narayana Murthy for the exit of CEO Vishal Sikka. That strategy backfired spectacularly for the board and ultimately resulted in the exit of four board members.


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