Upon Vishal Sikka's resignation as CEO and MD of Infosys, the company board has appointed U B Pravin Rao as the interim CEO and MD with 'overall strategic and operational responsibility for the entire portfolio of the company’s offering'.
An electrical engineer from Bangalore University, Rao joined Infosys in 1986. He has been the president and a member of the Infosys Board from 2014. He has held many senior leadership positions including that of SVP and head of Retail, CPG, Logistics and Life sciences. Pravin is also the chairperson of Infosys BPO. He is a member of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Executive Council of NASSCOM.
The company states that in the new role he oversees the key functions of global sales, global delivery and business enabling functions. He drives and oversees the continuous renewal of key processes, systems and policies across the company in client relationship management, sales effectiveness, delivery excellence, quality, talent management and leadership development.