Infosys hires SAP veteran Vishal Sikka as new CEO, Murthy steps down

Infosys has appointed Vishal Sikka as the chief executive officer and managing director of the IT services company.

Sikka will take over as CEO & MD from SD Shibulal on August 1, 2014.

The Board has also elevated UB Pravin Rao, president and whole-time director, as chief operating officer, with effect from June 14, 2014.

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka

Also read: Narayana Murthy to step down

Vishal Sikka was, until recently, a member of the executive board of SAP, leading all products and driving innovation globally. At SAP, he was responsible for all products, from traditional and cloud-based applications to technology and platform products including HANA, analytics, mobile and middleware.

“I am honored to lead Infosys, an iconic company built by pioneers in the technology industry. I look forward to working with and learning from talented Infoscions around the world. Computing technology is reshaping every industry across every walk of life,” Sikka said.

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