First joined Infosys at 26, now rejoining at 62: Nandan Nilekani

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Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani

New Delhi : Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani has returned to the company as non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Soon after joining back, he tweeted, “Joined Infosys at 26, re-joined it at 62. Life does turn full circle!”

On Friday morning, Nandan Nilekani said he will be with the company as its non-Executive Chairman till it was "stable" and "on its path of full potential".

In an investors' call that had over 600 participants, Nilekani said: "I plan to be here (with the company) as long as it is necessary and I will not be here as soon as I am not necessary. 

"I have a set of tasks to accomplish -- the CEO search has to be done, the Board has to be reconstituted and the business has to be stabilised".

"I will be there as long as it takes and will work as hard as necessary to make sure Infosys is on its path of full potential," he said.

Issues related to the business of the company like strategies, transformation plan etc., will be discussed with investors in October, Nilekani added.

"We will make sure we continue to remain an iconic company that has been held in high regard for its achievements and driven by a great team," he said.

Nilekani, 62, who was CEO of Infosys from March 2002 till April 2007 and its Vice-Chairman, quit the company in 2009 to head the Unique Identification Authority of India as its first Chairman till May 2014.

He had to "pause a lot of things" because he had to come back to Infosys, Nilekani told the investors, adding that he was "fully committed" to all the shareholders.

After the software firm's first non-founder executive Vishal Sikka resigned as the CEO on August 18, Nilekani returned to the company as a non-Executive Chairman of the Board on Thursday.

(with IANS inputs)