- Nandan Nilekani holds 0.93 per cent stake in Infosys
- He was appointed as the new chairman of the IT major on August 24
- Finding a new CEO for the company is one of his key priorities
Infosys also clarified that "UB Pravin Rao will continue to hold the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for which he will continue to receive the remuneration as approved by the shareholders vide postal ballot concluded on March 31, 2017." "He will not receive any additional compensation for his role as the Interim-Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director," it added.
Mr Nilekani said his priorities at the company were to find a CEO, reconstitute the board and shape future strategy. "I have come in to focus on the future of the company, I have come in to take the company forward and deal with its challenges," he said.
The company has named executive recruitment firm Egon Zehnder to help find a CEO who will be able to manage a large global firm, accelerate strategy execution and oversee its transformation, Mr Nilekani added.
For months, former Infosys executives and few co-founders, including NR Narayana Murthy, are locked in the battle of words over corporate governance issues. Earlier in the day, former chairman R Seshasayee hit out at Mr Murthy for carrying out "personal attacks" and making "false and slanderous accusations" against him, saying he was unable to understand the motivation for the persistent vendetta.