Infosys Foundation USA the CSR wing of Infosys - is a non-profit organisation.
Vandana Sikka, the wife of former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has quit as the chairperson of Infosys foundation USA. She had held the position for the last two-and-a-half years. Vandana Sikka announced her resignation on microblogging site Twitter late last night saying, “Proud of 2.5 amazing yrs creating & scaling purposeful work with the team @InfyFoundation! Thx all for your support.” Vishal Sikka abruptly quit as the Infosys CEO on August 18 amid a long-running row with the company’s founders. Thereafter last week Dr Sikka resigned from the board as well after co-founder Nandan Nilekani returned as the Non-executive chairman of the company.
“Today, I am writing this email to let you know that I have decided to move on from my role as the chairperson of Infosys Foundation USA. But as we know, a person’s passions are not bound by the entities that house us temporarily,” Vandana said in a blogpost on Medium.
“I am thankful for this opportunity to be able to contribute purposefully to our communities, and to Infosys for believing in these causes and so graciously funding and supporting these efforts,” she added.
Infosys Foundation USA – the Corporate social Responsibility wing of Infosys - is a non-profit organisation based in the USA which helps students and teachers in computer sciences and innovations, according to the website Infosys.org. Infosys Foundation “focuses on bridging the digital divide in America. It aims to give children, young adults, and workers across the United States the skills they need to become creators, and not just consumers of technology,” states the website.
Infosys, India’s second largest IT company, had been caught in an extended board-room battle after co-founder Narayana Murthy alleged serious lapses in corporate governance at the company. He also made known his displeasure with the hefty severance packages that were doled out to former top honchos at the company.
Nandan Nilekani has said his first priority is to bring some stability to the company and also look for a new CEO to take charge of the company.