Infosys has appointed senior executive Anup Uppadhaya as chief executive officer of its BPO arm after the current CEO Gautam Thakkar suddenly submitted his resignation on what the company described as ‘moral grounds’.
Thakkar’s resignation came hours after the Infosys board sacked CFO Abraham Mathews for violating the company’s code of conduct. Thakkar said he would take moral responsibility for Mathews’ actions.
The Bangalore-based outsourcing giant has not revealed precisely what code of conduct Mathews violated.
Uppadhaya joined Infosys in 1993 and has since held various senior management positions in the company. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Delivery for Financial Services.
Another senior executive, Deepak Bhalla, has replaced Mathews as CFO.
“I am very confident that under the leadership of Anup and Deepak, our BPO practice will become an exemplar on how business processes should be run,” said Infosys CEO and Managing Director, Vishal Sikka.
Thakkar had only taken up the position of CEO in April this year, following the retirement of Swami Swaminathan.
More than half a dozen senior executives have left Infosys in the last few months, with the outsourcing giant struggling to outperform its rivals.