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.
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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.