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Sikka denies joining HP Enterprise, post-Infosys

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Bengaluru, Aug 26: Technocrat Vishal Sikka, who logged out of software major Infosys on Thursday after quitting as its first non-founder CEO on August 18, denied joining the US IT major Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), said an Indian business news channel on Saturday. “Reports of me joining HPE are false. Someone is trying keenly to put me in a box,” Sikka told CNBC-TV18 in a video interview from the US.

Sikka, 50, remarked in the light of reports that Infosys Founder N.R. raya Murthy had written to his advisers that “he (Sikka) was more a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) material than a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) material”. Terming the return of ndan Nilekani as Infosys’ Board Chairman an excellent idea, Sikka said the latter was an extraordiry leader and an iconic man. “I offered to quit as Executive Vice-Chairman because I felt it was in the best interests of all concerned so that Nilekani could have a free hand. It also meant that the succession process would be complete,” he noted. (IANS)

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