With No Future Plans For Now, Outgoing Infosys CEO-MD Vishal Sikka Eager to Enjoy Water Surfing
New Delhi, August 19: Infosys CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and MD (Managing Director) Vishal Sikka who tendered his resignation on Friday citing disruptions and distractions hasn’t thought of a future plan yet. After stamping the resignation letter with his signature, Sikka said he has no clue but a plan of surfing is one thing revolving in his mind.
“No idea what I am going to do. I will probably take some time off and go surfing,” Sikka said in an investor conference call on Friday.
Sikka enjoys water sports and has a knowledge of surf clubs in Mangalore, reported Times of India. Whenever the cycle of life turns a bit bitter, Sikka plans to go surfing. In 2014, after he decided to quit SAP- a software company of Germany, he planned to go surfing in summer but his plans went down the drain as Infosys had offered him the role of CEO and MD. During his tenure in SAP, the outgoing CEO of Infosys couldn’t take out time for surfing.
Sending shock waves across the business fraternity of the nation, disappointed Sikka blamed former chairman and founder of Infosys- Narayana Murthy for his surprise exit.
On Friday, when Sikka was asked on the concall if he would reconsider his decision to quit Infosys, Sikka answered in the negative. From the Infosys Board, it has come to light that due to Murthy’s continuous assault(personal attacks) which also included his recent latter is the main reason for Sikka’s resignation despite enjoying a strong support from the Infosys board. Murthy earlier expressed dissatisfaction of how Sikka was running the company but made it clear that he enjoys latter’s company and loves spending quality time with him.
Until March 31, 2018, 50-year-old Sikka will serve Infosys to maintain smooth transition as new management takes over the steering wheel of the company.