In a late evening announcement on August 24th, Infosys said its board of directors has “unanimously” approved Nilekani’s appointment, terming him an iconic leader. Rest of the board has resigned so Nilekani can start from clean slate.
Infosys faced a leadership crisis after first non-founder chief executive Vishal Sikka abruptly quit on August 18, blaming founders for personal attacks.
Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician.He was the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).After a successful career at Infosys, he headed the Government of India’s technology committee, TAGUP.He is a member of Indian National Congress but not active in politics as of 2015.
Nandan Nilekani appointed as Non Executive Chairman of the Board effective Aug 24, 2017