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Nandan Nilekani returns to Infosys as new chairman

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Nandan-NilekaniInfosys co-founder and former chief executive Nandan Nilekani has been appointed non-executive, non-independent chairman the company’s board.

“The Board of Directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Nandan Nilekani as the non-executive chairman of the board, effective immediately,” Infosys said in a statement to stock exchanges.

The appointment  has came amid high-level exits from the tech giant. Recencly, former CEO Vishal Sikka aong with directors Jeffery S Lehman and John Etchemendy resigned from the company’s board with immediate effect. Chairman of the board R Seshasayee and co-chair Ravi Venkatesan has also resigned from the board.

Nandan Nilekani, renowned as the architect of Aadhaar, co-founded Infosys 36 years ago. He had quit in 2009 to join the UPA-II government as chairman of the UIDAI .

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