Can Nandan Nilekani turn things around at Infosys?3 min read 27 Aug 2017, 06:16 PM IST
If Nandan Nilekani's past management style is any indication, he will be hands-on with everything, but once an Infosys CEO is appointed, he will step back
I think it was my first boss (Ramanujam Sridhar; and this was in advertising) who told me about this “really interesting" (Sridhar never used words like cool) company called Infosys Ltd in which he owned some shares. This was in the early 1990s—I discovered shortly after I quit advertising and became a journalist that Infosys was one of the first beneficiaries of India’s first wave of liberalization; the then finance minister Manmohan Singh had scrapped the Capital Controller of India (the predecessor of the Securities and Exchange Board of India) along with all its antiquated restrictions; if that hadn’t happened, Infosys wouldn’t have been able to sell shares to the public.
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