Two more former colleagues from SAP have joined Vishal Sikka, becoming part of a team that is seen helping him implement a plan to transform Infosys into what the new CEO has described as a “next-generation IT services company.”
With the addition of Ritika Suri and Abdul Razack, five senior executives from SAP have switched loyalties to Infosys since August 1, when Sikka took over as the first non-founder CEO of India’s second-largest software company.
Suri and Razack, both senior vice presidents, will be stationed in Palo Alto, California. Sikka, the main architect of SAP’s blockbuster HANA platform for realtime data analytics, is also based in there. All five will report to the former SAP board member, who has been tasked with returning Infosys to industry leadership after three years of lagging competitors such as Tata Consultancy Services and Cognizant.