More than three decades since its inception, India’s second largest software firm Infosys will on Friday get its first non-founder chief executive officer in Vishal Sikka.
He replaces S D Shibulal, last among the co-founders to hold the CEO post. Shibulal served his last day in office yesterday.
An outsider, Sikka will be the first non-founder to take over as CEO since 1981, when the company was founded by seven friends.
Over the last 33 years, Infosys co-founders N R Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, S Gopalakrishnan and S D Shibulal have steered the company’s operations.