Infosys revises salaries of CFO, COO and other key executives

Infosys has also inducted founder and CEO of Surya Software Systems D.N. Prahlad as an independent director on its board, effective 14 October 2016


Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

Bengaluru: Country’s second largest IT firm Infosys on Friday said it has revised the pay packages of its top leadership, including chief operating officer U.B. Pravin Rao and chief financial officer M.D. Ranganath.

The city-based firm has also inducted founder and CEO of Surya Software Systems D.N. Prahlad as an independent director on its board, effective 14 October 2016.

“The board of directors have approved the revised annual compensation of Pravin Rao...with effect from 1 November 2016, subject to the approval of the shareholders. The compensation includes fixed compensation of Rs4.62 crore per annum and a variable compensation of up to Rs3.88 crore per annum,” Infosys said.

Additionally, based on fiscal 2016 performance, Rao will get 27,250 restricted stock units (RSU) and 43,000 stock options, vested over a period of 4 years.

Apart from Ranganath, the compensation structure of Mohit Joshi (Head of the Financial Services), Sandeep Dadlani (Head of Americas), Rajesh K Murthy (Head of Europe), Ravikumar S (Chief Delivery Officer), David Kennedy (Chief Compliance Officer), Krishnamurthy Shankar (Group Head of Human Resource Development) and Manikantha AGS (Company Secretary) have also been revised with effect from 1 November 2016.

“The revised aggregate compensation of the above individuals includes fixed compensation of Rs24 crore and variable compensation of up to Rs20 crore,” it said.

Additionally, based on fiscal 2016 performance, restricted stock units (RSU) of 2,45,750 and stock options of 5,02,550 will be granted on 1 November 2016, it added. On Prahlad’s induction to the Board, Infosys chairman R Seshasayee said: “We are delighted to welcome Prahlad, a distinguished technologist to the Board. Prahlad brings with him, not only his deep knowledge of the company, but also sharp insights into the industry”.

Prior to founding Surya, Prahlad played a key role in the rapid growth of Infosys, being associated with the company during its formative years. He is on the advisory board of Computer Science and Automation Department of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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