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Friday , March 21 , 2014
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One more exit at Infosys


Mumbai, March 20: A top executive at Infosys will leave the company next month, adding to a spate of senior-level departures since co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy returned to run the company.

Chandrashekar Kakal, senior vice-president and a member of the company’s executive council, has conveyed his intention to quit, effective April 18, Infosys said in a filing with the bourses. It did not give a reason for his resignation.

Kakal holds operational responsibility for the India business unit. He is responsible for application development, maintenance, testing, and infrastructure management services worldwide. He also serves on the board of Infosys BPO.

The No. 2 software exporter by revenue had seen a string of top-level exits following the return of Murthy as the executive chairman last June. In July, global sales and marketing head Basab Pradhan quit the company.

In December, Infosys received a setback when V. Balakrishnan resigned. He was a member of the board and had been tipped to become the CEO. It was the eighth top-level exit in six months.

Some of the other key exits included Subrahmanyam Goparaju, senior vice-president and a member of the executive council, and Stephen R. Pratt, who co-founded Infosys Consulting.