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Rejig at Infosys to push CEO's strategy

By Itika Sharma Punit & Bibhu Ranjan Mishra
February 06, 2015 08:22 IST
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Under the new structure, Infosys' delivery will be organised around seven service lines

Infosys, the country's second largest information technology (IT) services company, has undertaken an organisational realignment to ensure stronger effectiveness of the "new & renew" strategy laid out by chief executive officer Vishal Sikka.

Among other things, the company has decided to consolidate its delivery functions horizontally, as against the current structure, where delivery teams were in many cases linked to the several business verticals.

Under the realignment, the company has seen movement of several top-level executives, all effective April 1, sources said.

To make delivery more effective, Infosys has decided to appoint Ravi Kumar, currently the global head of insurance, healthcare, cards and payments, as the head of delivery. He will report to Chief Operating Officer U B Pravin Rao.

Under the new structure, Infosys' delivery will be organised around seven service lines - digital integration services, application development & maintenance, engineering services, cloud and infrastructure services, independent validation and testing, enterprise package application services, management consulting services.

Heads of these service lines will report to Kumar.

Kumar's current responsibility will been divided between financial services head Mohit Joshi and life sciences and services head Manish Tandon. Joshi would be heading the cards and payments portfolio, while Tandon will be responsible for insurance and healthcare.

Also, Infosys' current head of human resources (HR) Srikantan Moorthy has been moved to a delivery role and would be in charge of application development and maintenance, and independent validation and testing.

Prior to taking over the company's HR function around a year ago, Moorthy had over 20 years of experience around delivery. Infosys has also appointed Michael Reh, who joined the company from SAP following Sikka's appointment, as the head of the newly-created subsidiary Edgeverve Systems, along with his current portfolio of Finacle.

Infosys will soon appoint a CEO for Edgeverve, who will report to Reh. The current head of Edgeverve, Sanjay Purohit will also move to a delivery function as the head of management consulting services.

Additionally, Vice-President and Global Head - Cloud and Big Data, Vishnu Bhat has decided to move out of the company and set up his own start-up. Samson David, vice president and global head - business platforms will replace Bhat.

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