Senior Infosys exec Sanjay Rajagopalan quits, says he is 'free man'

Infosys senior vice president Sanjay Rajagopalan has resigned from his post, a month after Vishal Sikka stepped down as the company's managing director and chief executive.

In his LinkedIn profile, Rajagopalan described himself as a "free man". He also mentioned that he was employed with Infosys from August 2014 to September 2017, a period of three years and two months.

Rajagopalan headed Design Thinking, a creative, user-centred approach to problem-solving. He helped put together a large-scale design thinking training session for all Infosys employees at Mysuru and other development centres. The company has said that over 142,000 employees have been trained on design thinking.

In a statement, Infosys said, "The company doesn't comment on exits or appointments other than those of key management personnel."

Industry watchers were not surprised by the resignation, as Rajagopalan was among the dozen executives whom Sikka had roped in from SAP SE, a Germany-based software company where he was CTO. Almost all of them have quit Infosys in less than three years of joining it.

Among the other recent exits are Ritika Suri, former executive vice president handling large deals, and Yusuf Bashir, former managing director of the $500-million Infosys Innovation Fund.