In­fosys picks HR head for IT ser­vices arm

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

BEN­GALURU: In­fosys Ltd has ap­pointed Richard Lobo as the head of hu­man re­sources of its IT ser­vices unit, even as In­dia's sec­ond­largest soft­ware ser­vices ex­porter con­tin­ues with its search for a global HR head. Lobo was for­merly the head of HR for a few in­dus­try prac­tices of In­fosys. Ben­galuru-based In­fosys gen­er­ates more than 90% of its rev­enue from IT ser­vices, which em­ploys close to 160,000 of the com­pany's to­tal 180,000 work­force. The com­pany gets 5% busi­ness from Edgeverve, its prod­ucts and plat­forms di­vi­sion, and the re­main­ing from In­fosys BPO, the back-of­fice unit of the com­pany and its sub­sidiaries.

In­fosys has HR heads for both Edgeverve and In­fosys BPO, but this is the first time the 34-year-old com­pany has tasked some­one to head the HR prac­tice for its IT ser­vices di­vi­sion only. Ear­lier in Fe­bru­ary, chief ex­ec­u­tive Vishal Sikka un­der­took a man­age­ment reshuf­fle, which saw Srikan­tan Moor­thy, who was the global HR head, mov­ing to the de­liv­ery side of busi­ness. Lobo, in his new role, will re­port to U.B. Pravin Rao, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer, who is also over­see­ing the global HR prac­tice for In­fosys.

"Vishal be­lieves ev­ery arm needs dif­fer­ent skill-sets of peo­ple and a dif­fer­ent ways to hire, re­tain, and eval­u­ate. Hence, the need for an HR for the ser­vice busi­ness," said an ex­ec­u­tive, who did not want to be named. A spokes­woman for In­fosys de­clined to com­ment.

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