New CEO to drive financial discipline, sustainability focus: Vedanta Resources

Vedanta Resources said it has appointed Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, the CEO of gold miner AngloGold Ashanti, as its new CEO and a member of the board. He will take over from interim CEO Kuldip Kaura on 31 August 2018. Since 2013, the 53-year-old has been the CEO of AngloGold Ashanti, an emerging market gold producer. Before […]

Balesh Sharma to head Vodafone-Idea Cellular after merger, Himanshu Kapania moved to Group

Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone have announced the list of office bearers who will run the company resulting from the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. Balesh Sharma, who is currently Chief Operating Officer of Vodafone India, has been chosen to head the new company, while the existing CEO of Vodafone India and Idea […]

Axis Bank terms resignation reports ‘speculative’

Axis Bank, one of India’s top three private sector banks, called reports of resignation of its two top officials “speculative assertions”. Responding to a notice from the stock exchanges, Axis Bank said: “The bank does not comment on speculative assertions around its internal functioning.” It said it will inform the exchanges of any “material, unpublished […]

Religare promoter shareholding falls sharply

Promoters, including Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh, saw their combined shareholding in financial services provider Religare Enterprises Ltd come down by 2.16 percentage points due to the invocation of pledges, they said in a regulatory filing. The filing comes in the wake of reports that the company’s board may be reconstituted to give more representation […]

Idea-Vodafone set to use 60% of spectrum for 4G, Kapania seen leading

Idea Cellular and Vodafone India will gear their network heavily towards 4G after merger and will also shut down over 60,000 cell sites as part of network optimization, going by the presentation being made by Idea in front of investors. The companies had earlier announced that they would surrender around 6,300 cell sites that are […]

NIIT Technologies reports strong order inflows, hires talent from Infosys

NIT Technologies said third-quarter revenue increased 2.6% sequentially to Rs 756.5 Crores, an increase of 9% on year. Operating Margins expanded 97 bps sequentially to 17.1% as a result of growth in Digital engagements in US and EMEA. Operating profits expanded 8.7% on quarter and 11.4% on year to Rs 129.5 Crores. Net profit improved […]

Won’t be coming here again – Nandan Nilekani at Infosys

“I won’t be coming here again, I think,” said Infosys co-founder and chairman Nandan Nilekani at the company’s quarterly results press conference, indicating that he may step down from his role at Infosys sooner rather than later. Nilekani faced several questions from journalists about how long he planned to stay in the role of the […]

Zensar Tech CFO resigns with immediate effect

Zensar Technologies, the IT services company from the RPG Group, said its chief financial officer Manoj Jaiswal resigned with immediate effect. “He will be relieved from his duties with effect from the closing of business hours on Dec 4,” the company said. It was not clear why the CFO resigned abruptly. Zensar Technologies also said […]

Bangalore, ‘cultural fit’ swung it for Salil Parekh – Search Committee Head

Two crucial factors that swung the decision in favor of hiring Capgemini veteran Salil Parekh as the new CEO of Infosys were his familiarity with working in the IT sector in Bangalore and his overall ‘cultural fit’ with the Indian IT industry, said Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, who heads the committee that spearheaded the search for a […]

Indian CEOs find themselves under promoter’s shadow – survey

Indian promoters are unwilling to give total management control to professional boards and managers, a survey by Assocham has revealed. A majority of the corporate firms have promoters’ holding well over 50 per cent and even those with much lower stake are not willing to bet fully on professionals, found the survey that was based […]

FULL TEXT: Vishal Sikka’s resignation letter to Infosys board

Vishal Sikka, the SAP-veteran who took over as the CEO of Infosys four years ago, has put in his papers after continuing differences of opinion with some of the key shareholders. He will, however, continue as the vice chairman of the company. He also wrote a long letter to the employees of explaining his reasons […]

Snapdeal appoints Jason Kothari as CEO of Freecharge, commits funds

E-commerce firm Snapdeal said it has appointed former CEO Jason Kothari as the Chief Executive Officer of its wallet service FreeCharge at a time when competition in the mobile payments space is at an all-time high. Contrary to rumors of a cash crunch, Snapdeal said it will invest an additional $20 million in Freecharge. […]

N Ganapathy Subramaniam appointed new TCS COO

Tata Consultancy Services said it made two appointments in the wake of the departure of Chief Executive officer N Chandrasekaran: N. Ganapathy Subramaniam, elder brother of outgoing CEO Chandrasekaran, has been appointed as the chief operating officer, and former chief financial officer Rajesh Gopinathan has been elevated to the position of CEO. Former CEO Chandrasekaran has […]