Global software major Infosys Ltd. has appointed Anup Uppadhayay the new chief executive officer (CEO) and Deepak Bhalla the new chief financial officer (CFO) of its (business processing outsourcing (BPO) subsidiary. Also Read - West Bengal MBBS Seats Increased to 4,000: CM Mamata Banerjee

A veteran Infoscion, Uppadhayay was the global head of the parent company’s financial services business till recently and held various executive positions during his over two decades old service. Also Read - Will Convert All State-Run Madrasas Into a General School: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

“As BPO is of strategic importance to us, our endeavour is to transform it with process innovation, automation and artificial intelligence to deliver efficiency and business value to our clients,” Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka said in a statement here. Also Read - Anything For Education: Goa Students Trek 3km Everyday to Reach Hilltop to Access Internet For Online Classes

Sikka hoped the company’s back office operations would become an exemplar on how business processes should be run under the leadership of Uppadhayay and Bhalla.

Bhalla, who joined the IT bellwether in 1998, was head of its corporate accounting group till recently.

The new appointments to the BPO arm were made following the resignation of incumbent CEO Gautam Thakkar with effect from November 30 and sacking of incumbent CFO Abraham Mathews for not complying with its code of conduct.

“Mathews’ departure is in line with our goal of setting the highest standard of corporate governance and adhering to the letter and spirit of our code of conduct,” the company said in a statement on the occasion.

The company hived off its BPO back office business into a subsidiary in 2002 to focus on integrated outsourcing and deliver transformational benefits to its global clients through reduced costs, productivity improvements and process re-engineering.

The subsidiary operates from 15 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas, with 30,537 employees as of September 30.

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