Bengaluru: Infosys Ltd said it appointed David Kennedy as its executive vice-president and general counsel effective 1 November.

In the newly created role of executive vice-president, Kennedy will be based out of Palo Alto, California. He was previously employed with JDA Software Group Inc., a maker of supply-chain management software

Kennedy also served in various leadership roles within the legal department of a number of IBM business units, which included responsibilities in IBM’s PC, sales, services and networking groups.

He will also be the executive officer of the company for the purposes of the US Securities and Exchange Commission reporting.

Kennedy’s appointment comes at a time when chief executive Vishal Sikka is attempting to rebuild the fortunes of the company and reconstitute it as sector bellweather, amid an increasingly changing tech landscape.

Since Sikka’s appointment in June, he has been trying to stabilize the top management with a mix of old and new leaders. He has hired multiple former executives from SAP, from where he himself joined Infosys, as a game-changing plan to restore the company’s worth.

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