Wednesday, 5 November 2014

David Kennedy appointed executive vice-president at Infosys.....

NEW DELHI: Infosys "BSE 1.02 % " has appointed David Kennedy as executive vice president and general counsel for the company effective 1 November.

Kennedy, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was awarded the Juris Doctor (J.D) from The University of Connecticut School of Law, will be based out of Palo Alto, California. Prior to joining Infosys, Kennedy has held leadership positions in companies such as IBM, JDA Software and better place.

Earlier in June, when Vishal Sikka was named the first non-founder CEO of Infosys, the company elevated twelve senior vice presidents to the rank of executive vice presidents. Eight of these report to Sikka directly while four of the EVPs report to chief operating officer UB Pravin Rao.

""We are really excited to have David join us at Infosys as our General Counsel. Having served in leading legal roles at prominent technology companies over a 25 year career, David brings diverse and rich experience to lead this key dimension in the evolution of Infosys as we reshape into a next-generation services company," said Sikka.

Sikka is trying to turn around the fortunes of the one-time industry bellwether by putting in place a new strategy that includes increased fcus on automation, artificial intelligence and design thinking.

Since Sikka, a former member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, took over at the country's second-largest software company on August 1, seven SAP executives, including five SVPs, have switched loyalties to join Infosys.

Over the past year, Infosys' position as an employer of choice took a hit as the company saw a slew of senior and mid level exits. Sikka has also reached out to former Infosys employees and asked them to rejoin the company.