Infosys’ highest paid Indian executive, Ashok Vemuri, has quit the company, leaving in his wake a number of high-level resignations at the software services exporter.
Mr. Vemuri, who was the head of the company’s operations in the Americas and also the global head of manufacturing and engineering services, was widely considered to be a strong contender for position of CEO after the current head S.D Shibulal steps down in 2015.
“We would like to thank him [Ashok Vemuri] for his significant contributions to Infosys. The transition plan is in place. Sanjay Jalona, currently the Regional Head for Manufacturing in North America, will take over as the Global Head of Manufacturing,” the company said in a statement.
Mr. Vemuri’s resignation comes days after Infosys Senior Vice-President Sudhir Chaturvedi put in his papers, and a month after Global Sales Head Basab Pradhan quit the company. Mr. Vemuri is rumoured to join iGATE, according to industry insiders. However, this could not be independently verified by The Hindu.