Thursday, August 24, 2017
Second Innings Most Likely for Infosys Co-founder Nandan Nilekani
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is likely to return to helm the IT giant, according to media reports.
However, clarity on the status of Nilekani's specific role will be clearer in another 48 hours.
Meanwhile, the buzz of Nandan Nilekani's return to Infosys led to the company's shares rise as much as 3%.
Many domestic institutional investors including ICICI Prudential Asset Management, HDFC Asset Management, Birla Sun Life AMC among others, had written to Infosys board to bring former chief executive Nandan Nilekani back to take care of the firm in turbulent times after Vishal Sikka's resignation as MD and CEO.
Nandan Nilekani was among the seven founders that set up Infosys more than three decades ago and served as its CEO between March 2002 to April 2007. Later in 2009, Nilekani had left the firm to head the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
According to a moneycontrol.com report, the Nilekani family owes a 2.29% stake in Infosys, as per the quarter ended June this year.