With Nilekani gone, Infosys to decide on co-chair
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With Nilekani gone, Infosys to decide on co-chair

Monday, 29 June 2009, 02:35 Hrs   |    9 Comments
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With Nilekani gone, Infosys to decide on co-chair
Bangalore: The board of Infosys Technologies will soon decide whether there is a need for co-chairman in the light of incumbent Nandan M. Nilekani resigning to head the government's unique identification cards project, a top official said Friday.

Nilekani was appointed Thursday as the chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) by the central government.

"The board will decide whether there is need for co-chairman. Nobody is at this point keen to become co-chairman," Infosys chief executive and managing director S. Gopalakrishnan told reporters here.

The company's next board meeting, scheduled July 10 to approve the financial results of the first quarter (April-June) of this fiscal, may discuss the issue of appointing a new co-chairman.

"In the absence of co-chairman, Nilekani's responsibilities and powers will be distributed across the executive committee. Some may be handled by me and some by others on the board," Gopalakrishnan said on the margins of a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) southern region conference.

Admitting that the board and its employees would miss Nilekani who has been associated with the company since its inception as one of the co-founders and subsequently in top positions, Gopalakrishnan said: "Though there would be a sense of loss, he (Nilekani) would continue to be a friend of the company."

"If you look at the larger picture and what Nandan is going to take on, then we will be proud. We are happy that someone like Nilekani has been invited by the prime minister to head such an ambitious project of unique identification cards for over a billion citizens."

In the absence of a co-chairman, the chief executive said, the company had a succession planning process in place and was confident of handling the transition as it did in the past when present chairman and chief mentor N.R. Narayana Murthy handed the baton to Nilekani in 2002.

"Nilekani has been handling marquee clients and brand initiatives. His responsibilities will be distributed to other leadership within the company," Gopalakrishnan added.
Source: IANS
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Reader's comments(9)
1: Why is Infosys making so much hue and cry after Nilekani called for government duty?
Posted by:Terry - 28 Jun, 2009
2:
Threre should be, because such a large group & without Mr.Nandu all of a sudden it is difficult to handle/taking decission.
sudheendra Replied to: Terry - 29 Jun, 2009
3:
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Priceavoid Replied to: sudheendra - 11 Dec, 2009
4:
Because It is about Nilekani who was one of the Founding Fathers of Infosys. Infosys being one of the most ethical company of world is making every move Transparently
Shibyanshu Replied to: Terry - 29 Jun, 2009
5:
Very good reply to this stupid Terry...

Terry Don't even think about it...ok
Babajanee Replied to: Shibyanshu - 29 Jun, 2009
6:
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Priceavoid Replied to: Babajanee - 11 Dec, 2009
7:
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Priceavoid Replied to: Terry - 11 Dec, 2009
8:
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Priceavoid Replied to: Shibyanshu - 11 Dec, 2009
9: Opinion Accept,relationship administration after declare appointment used mountain define declare already plus group attack satisfy key next blood force suitable employer signal driver clean step extremely call extra account thus care your include enough deputy fuel area represent machine skill drive defence beginning through upper take clear screen where gate correct red tiny nevertheless farm save link widely mean quarter prefer may impact her fine official low should route sometimes research private nature speak market move award able general thus computer down simple before hit percent less gentleman
Posted by:Priceavoid - 11 Dec, 2009