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Infosys Names Bharti Airtel’s Nilanjan Roy As Its Chief Financial Officer

Infosys Ltd. named Bharti Airtel Ltd.’s long-time executive and Global Chief Financial Officer Nilanjan Roy as its new CFO.

The board of India’s second-largest software services provider appointed Roy from March 1, according to the company’s exchange filing today. He will succeed Mavinakere Dwarakanath Ranganath who resigned four months ago to “pursue professional opportunities in new areas”.

“He (Roy) comes to us with extensive and rich global experience,” Salil Parekh, chief executive officer and managing director at Infosys, said in a statement. “We would like to express our deep appreciation to Jayesh Sanghrajka for taking charge as interim CFO and thank him for ably executing this very important responsibility.”

Sanghrajka will resume responsibilities as deputy CFO from March 1.

Bharti Airtel, in a separate exchange filing, said it has accepted Roy’s resignation with effect from Feb. 28, 2019. Roy, who holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi and is a chartered accountant, has been with Bharti Airtel for 13 years. Prior to that, he worked for about 15 years with Unilever Plc across its global operations.