Infosys’ board seeks to vigorously defend its now-departed CEO Dr Vishal Sikka, who it alleges has quit following criticism from co-founder Narayana Murthy.
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The CEO of major IT services business Infosys has quit despite “strong support” from the board. Criticism from a co-founder about the company's corporate governance and financial performance was cited as being the reason for his departure.
Dr Vishal Sikka, who had become the first CEO outside its circle of seven founders in 2014, resigned on 18 August. He has taken up the executive chairman role until a replacement is found.
The Infosys board issued a vigorous defence of Dr Sikka, alleging that “continuous” criticism from chairman emeritus Narayana Murthy had led to the CEO’s departure.
The board said in the statement that
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