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Bengaluru: Six months after taking charge at Infosys Ltd, chief executive Vishal Sikka is making his first set of senior management changes at the company, as he seeks to strengthen its delivery and human resource functions as well as deploy trusted lieutenants to key positions.

Infosys announced on Thursday it was realigning its organizational structure effective 1 April, to sharpen its competitive differentiation across service lines. Delivery will be structured around seven different service lines across its segments, the company said in a statement.

Infosys human resources head Srikantan Moorthy is moving to the company’s delivery function, which will be headed by Ravi Kumar S., currently head of cards and insurance and health business, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Kumar will report to Infosys chief operating officer Pravin Rao, while the company is now searching for a new HR head, these people said. In other big changes, Michael Reh, currently head at Infosys’s banking product Finacle will also oversee the recently spun-off products, platforms and solutions business EdgeVerve Systems Ltd, the people quoted above said. EdgeVerve MD Sanjay Purohit is moving out of the unit, while the firm’s COO Samson David may take up a position in Infosys’s cloud computing business, said one of people quoted above.

An Infosys spokesperson declined to comment on the executive changes.

Infosys is also merging its cards and insurance business with its banking, financial services and insurance function, the three people said.

Sikka, who took charge in August, is the first external CEO for the firm previously led by its founders. Before Infosys, Sikka headed technology for SAP AG, and has brought his software product design focus to Infosys.

Sikka is attempting to rebuild the fortunes of the firm that was once the bellwether of the $118 billion Indian IT industry before it fell on hard times. He is looking to distinguish India’s largest second largest software services exporter by using artificial intelligence and automation to help clients cut costs, and retraining engineers to think like designers.

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