Prasad Thrikutam Quits Infy, Joins Dell
Infosys has lost another senior executive and industry veteran Prasad Thrikutam, who was in charge of the company’s strategic sales, marketing and alliances. However, for Thrikutam, its not really a loss as he will join Dell Services as president and global head of the company’s Application Services division from July, as per reports.
One of the highest paid executives in Infosys, heading the company’s Americas and the global $1.4 billion energy, utilities, telecom and services business unit, Thrikutam joins the spate of at least a dozen senior executives, who have left since founder N.R. Narayana Murthy’s return in June last year as executive chairman. He was also a senior member of the Infosys Executive Council and has served on the boards of Infosys BPO, Infosys China and Infosys Public Services as well as global head for strategic sales, marketing and alliances. While Infosys confirmed Thrikutam’s departure, it did not offer any reason for his exit.
Thrikutam too seems to be excited about his new venture. “I am excited about being part of this journey and working with Dell’s talented team to help drive its strategy,” Thrikutam said.
According to a company statement, in Dell, Thrikutam takes over from Ashutosh Vaidya, who will move into a full-time position as head of Global Delivery for Dell Services. He will report to Dell Services President Suresh Vaswani and will be based at its headquarters in Plano, it added. The 22-year industry veteran, will lead a global team of nearly 10,000 employees responsible for driving Dell’s application services business across all vertical market segments, Dell said in a statement.
Stating that Dell will continue to invest in innovative capabilities for enterprises, developing next generation applications to leverage digital technologies, legacy modernization and SaaS-based services, Vaswani said “Prasad’s strategic expertise and experience in driving industry-leading growth and margins across multiple verticals globally will help Dell continue to grow and help customers as they transform their business.”
“Our Application Services business that Prasad will lead presents a great opportunity for Dell as we help our customers modernise and take advantage of digital transformation opportunities,” Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell said, also adding that Prasad’s addition to Dell’s leadership is another example of the investments the company is making in growing the Services business.
Prior to joining Infosys, Thrikutam headed regional operations at a leading Indian IT company and before that he was at Bosch GmbH, India, where he held leadership roles in Manufacturing and Operations.
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