India’s second-largest IT services company, Infosys has said that its Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao will be retiring in the third quarter of the current fiscal and December 11, 2021, will be his last working day.
The company has also decided to do away with the Chief Operating Officer role and has split its responsibilities between the two presidents, CHRO, CTO, EVPs, and SVPs.
After Pravin’s retirement, the company will scrape the COO role, and additional responsibilities will be handled by presidents Ravi Kumar and Mohit Joshi, CFO Nilanjan Roy, executive vice presidents, and some senior vice presidents as well.
Pravin Rao is the Chief Operating Officer of Infosys and a Whole-time Director of the Board. He was inducted on January 10, 2014 as a member of the Board.
He is a member of the Stakeholder Relationship Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board. As the Chief Operating Officer, Rao has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the entire portfolio of the Company’s offerings.
Rao oversees the key functions of global delivery and business enablement. He has over 35 years of industry experience. Since joining Infosys in 1986, he has held a number of senior leadership roles including Interim Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Management Services, Delivery Head for Europe, and Head of Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Logistics and Life Sciences.
Rao holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, India. He is a member of the Executive Council of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM).