With Infosys Technologies' Chairman
N R Narayana Murthy set to retire next August, the country's second-largest information technology (IT) services company has been hitting the headlines on its succession plans. Bibhu Ranjan Mishra
has a tete-a-tete with CEO and MD Kris Gopalakrishnan
on the leadership issue, especially on the possibility of his becoming the next chairman. Edited excerpts:Visa .. chop shop .. leadership changes ... Are we going to see any major transformation within the company?
The company is continuously transforming. If you look at Infosys 10 years back versus today, we are a very different company in terms of services we deliver. Ten years back (in 1999), we were 3,000 people; today we are 115,000 people.
Then, we were providing technology solutions, mainly application, development, maintenance; today, we are a full services company, with services covering all the way from consulting to BPO (business out processing). Today, we are a business solutions company rather than a technology solutions company. The company will continue to evolve and it will be a different company three years from now or five years from now.Text:
Reuters/AP/AFPAlso see: Interview: 'Kris' Gopalakrishnan, CEO, MD, Infosys