Infosys Chief for Americas, Sandeep Dadlani, Resigns

His resignation is a huge blow to the company struggling to transform from a traditional IT outsourcing firm into a versatile digital transformation service provider.

Sandeep Dadlani

Sandeep Dadlani, Infosys’ head of operations in the Americas, has resigned, becoming the tenth senior executive to step down in the Indian IT firm after Vishal Sikka took over as CEO.

Dadlani was responsible for increasing revenue and attracting clients for the company’s new digital platforms and services, making this a huge blow to Sikka, who is struggling to transform the company from a traditional IT outsourcing firm into a versatile digital transformation services provider.

Reports say declining revenue from the consumer and retail segments increased pressure on Dadlani, forcing him to resign. Infosys’ revenue from these segments decreased 1.3% during the last fiscal quarter ending in March 2017.

“Sandeep has played a key role in the success of Infosys over his career and in our transformation journey these past three years. We wish him the best in the journey ahead,” Sikka said in a statement.

Days after his resignation, Infosys named Karmesh Vaswani and Nitesh Banga as his successors. Karmesh is now heading the retail, CPG, and logistics domains, while Nitesh is in charge of manufacturing.

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Dadlani was in fact in the race to become Infosys CEO when the IT firm’s founders started scouting for an executive in 2014. Nine executive vice-presidents have quit Infosys since Sikka took over as CEO, according to India’s business daily Mint.

As recently as last month, Sikka’s former SAP colleague and head of Infosys’ industrial internet business, Gordon Muehl, resigned.

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