The company is of course looking for a new CEO after the dramatic exit, in August, of former CEO and MD, Vishal Sikka, after a very public spat with co-founder, N R Narayana Murthy, who had raised questions on corporate governance. A sticking point for Mr Murthy had been the controversial acquisition of the software company, Panaya, in a $200 million deal.
Mr Nilekani's first remarks to the media were that he was happy that Infosys was 'boring' once again - the only voluntary reference he made to the turbulence that had hit the company. "I am glad that we are back to being a boring company that doesn't create news," he said.
He and Infosys seemed to want to put all that behind them.
But memories of the public spat between founder Mr Murthy and former CEO Mr Sikka were still fresh - and this was another topic that he avoided. NDTV asked Mr Nilekani if Mr Murthy was still giving inputs to the Board, to which he replied that he would not want to comment on that.