Life comes full circle, tweets Nandan Nilekani after taking over as Infosys chief

NEW DELHI: Nandan Nilekani, who was named Infosys non-executive chairman on Thursday night, tweeted about how life had come full circle for him since he had first joined the company at 26, and was now joining at 62.

Nilekani's tweet was greeted with enthusiasm by many well-wishers, including former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah.

On Friday, Nilekani said he will focus on bringing in stability and ensuring there are no "discordant" voices at the country's second-largest IT firm.

Within hours of taking charge at the helm of Infosys, Nilekani got into damage control mode seeking to calm investors' nerves through an early morning conference call.

The company has been in a crisis over the last few months amid a stand-off between the founders and the management over allegations of corporate governance lapses.

On Thursday night, the Infosys board was recast, with chairman R Seshasayee stepping down along with two other independent directors. Co-chair Ravi Venkatesan has now moved to an independent director role.

 

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