Vastavam web: Salil S Parekh’s experience in handling multi-cultural work environment combined with his strong grip on technology and sales make him the perfect choice for leading Infosys, say IT industry experts.Parekh was named as the CEO and Managing Director of Infosys and is slated to take charge at the helm of India’s second largest IT firm on January 2, 2018 for a period of five years.”Getting Parekh to head Infosys makes total sense. He is a good integrator of people, Board and promoters, and has experience of a multicultural environment,” industry veteran Ganesh Natarajan told.
Parekh will have to focus on hiring people who are strong in digital technologies and global sales as the IT industry, as also Infosys, is in midst of transition, he added.”I’m happy that Infosys has appointed Salil Parekh as the CEO. My best wishes to him,” Murthy said.Parekh, 53, is described as a soft-spoken yet determined man by those who know him. He was chosen from over two dozen candidates in a search that lasted about three months and covered a wide canvas of names within Infosys as well as alumni and external aspirants.
Parekh had joined Capgemini in 2000 after the consulting division of Ernst and Young was acquired by the French IT services company.Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar said Parekh is well entrenched in the industry and has international experience as well as a good understanding of Indian IT ecosystem.He complimented Infosys Board on moving swiftly with the search and appointing a CEO within a span of three months.He added that Parekh’s expertise with North American and European markets will also help Infosys at a time when these key markets are facing turbulence in terms of slower decision making on IT spends and increased visa scrutiny.