August 24, 2017 / 3:19 PM / 3 months ago

BRIEF-India's Infosys appoints former CEO Nilekani as chairman

Aug 24 (Reuters) -

* India’s Infosys Ltd says appoints Nandan Nilekani as non-exec non-independent chairman of board

* India’s Infosys Ltd says former CEO Vishal Sikka resigns as exec-vice chairman and director of board with immediate effect

* India’s Infosys Ltd says John Etchemendy and Jeffrey Lehman resign as directors from board with immediate effect

* India’s Infosys Ltd says Ravi Venkatesan resigns as co-chairman of board with immediate effect, continues as independent director

* India’s Infosys Ltd says Nilekani’s appointment will allow co to focus on strategic changes needed to make in order to capitalize on attractive opportunities in years ahead

* India’s Infosys Ltd says under Nilekani, co to build cohesive management team that will no doubt take co to a leadership position in the industry

* India’s Infosys chairman says board to consider broad-based shareholder consultation as critical part of engagement with stakeholders Further company coverage: (Reporting by Abhirup Roy and Promit Mukherjee)

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