With everything that’s currently ongoing at Infosys, the Indian IT giant has been faced with a painful punch in the face as one of its most prominent executives has decided to depart the company after sixteen years of service.

We’re talking about Sandeep Dadlani, president and head of operations of the company’s (the largest market for Infosys outside of India). He was also the global head of the company’s unit responsible for Manufacturing, Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), and Logistics (MRCL) departments. Dadlani decided to share the news of his exit from Infosys on professional networking platform, LinkedIn. There, he wrote:

I will always cherish my 16+ years at Infosys working and learning with some of the best leaders, mentors, colleagues, clients, partners and teams in the industry. I am extremely optimistic of Infosys’ continued success and its strong leadership team.

I have decided to pursue my personal interests elsewhere. Next up: An out-of-the-world assignment! Stay tuned.

There is presently no information on the project that Dadlani is talking about in his aforementioned statement but we’re expecting to learn more about the same in the coming weeks. His departure from the IT company comes at a very significant time, especially when Infosys has been plagued with some hard challenges and its chief executive’s day-to-day decisions, as well as payout, is being questioned by the company’s shareholders.

Commenting on Dadlani’s sudden departure, CEO Vishal Sikka in an official statement said:

Sandeep has played a key role in the success of Infosys over his career and in our transformation journey these past three years. We wish him the best in the journey ahead.

Switching from CitiGroup, Dadlani joined Infosys back in 2001 as the Vice President of Client Services, Marketing & Innovation — Retail, CPG and Logistics. He was then bumped in ranks and elevated to become the head of the company’s American business in 2014, alongside the appointment of Sikka at the helm. He has been a part of several strategic decisions and handled ‘portfolio P&L of approximately $2.5 billion globally, helping over 300 clients across the world to embrace digital technologies.’

Dadlani’s existing responsibilities are now being divided and handed down to two prominent executives at Infosys. While Karmesh Vaswami is being appointed as the Global Head of Retail, CPG and Logistics (RCL), Nitesh Banga will serve as the new Global Head of Manufacturing. Their appointment will become effective from July 15. Speaking on their appointment, Sikka continues to add,

I congratulate Karmesh and Nitesh on their appointments as the global leaders for two of our key strategic industry segments. I have worked closely with them over the last three years and have tremendous faith in their passion for client success and their ability to help clients see and achieve their digital aspiration.

In addition, Infosys has announced that former Wipro executive Ms Inderpreet Sawhney will replace Gopi Krishnan Radhakrishnan as the group general counsel. This change will be effective from July 3 as the former has decided to move out of the IT company and pursue other opportunities.

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