MUMBAI : Yet another senior executive at Infosys Ltd, one of India’s top information technology companies, put in his papers ahead of the appointment of a new chief executive, taking the total number of senior resignations to a dozen over the last year.

Prasad Thrikutam, senior vice-president and global head of strategic sales, marketing and alliances, was also heading Infosys Americas. His exit comes days after B.G. Srinivas, the highest paid executive in the company, quit.

President U.B. Pravin Rao will take over Prasad’s portfolio. The departures are seen as a prelude to the appointment of a new CEO for the company in the coming weeks. The departure of B.G. Srinvas, who was seen as the lead contender for the post, has fuelled speculation that the next CEO could be from outside the company.

Thrikutam was, until recently, the global head of Infosys’ energy, utilities, communications and services industry group. Infosys shares ended the day 2% up at Rs 3,041.15 on the National Stock Exchange.  -Cogencis

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