As a major blow to the IT major, Sandeep Dadlani, Head of Infosys America and Global head of manufacturing and retail unit is reported to have put in his papers. The move comes as a major setback to Sikka who has lately entrusted Dadlani to upscale the company's business via its new software solution that includes Nia, the artificial intelligence platform.
The reports suggests Dadlani has resigned from the job last week and the reason for his exit is not known clearly. Sandeep Dadlani, amongst one of the four Presidents at Infosys, was majorly handling P&L position for $3.5 billion of the company's $10.2 billion revenue .At the same he also held the position of Chairman for Edgeverve, Infosys' wholly-owned subsidiary company.
On the back of Dadlani's exit, the company on Thursday announced the appointment of two executives, Karmesh Vaswani would be the the global head for Retail, CPG & Logistics (RCL) while Nitesh Banga would be the global head of manufacturing.
Dadlani joined the company in January 2001 and was the major contender to take up the top most job at the IT major, when the company was on the look out for its CEO.
The latest exit in Infosys is significant as nine executives in the rank of EVP or higher have exited the company since the time Sikka took over as the company's first non-founder CEO in 2014. These exits pose questions on the capabilities of Sikka as to whether he is finding it difficult to work up a stable top management team.
Further, the company attributes 65% of its revenue stream from the US and his exit comes as a sever jolt when the CEO is working to revive huge deals in its US market.