OffshoreViews EXTRA: Infosys – The Sikka Years

On 18 August 2017, Bangalore-based offshore services firm Infosys issued a terse statement saying, “the Board of Directors (has) accepted the notice of resignation of Dr. Vishal Sikka as the Managing Director and CEO, effective immediately.” The statement cited among his reasons for leaving, “a continuous stream of distractions and disruptions over the recent months and quarters, increasingly personal and negative as of late, as preventing management's ability to accelerate the Company's transformation”.

TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller – widely acknowledged as an authority on the so-called Indian Pure-Plays (IPPs) – asks the only question that really matters about this unhappy state of affairs: Did Sikka leave Infosys in better shape than when he joined?

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