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By 19 December, 2013
Infosys senior VP and executive council member Subrahmanyam Goparaju steps down

Subrahmanyam Goparaju, senior vice president and a member of the executive council at software major Infosys Ltd, has offered to resign, the company said in a filing with the BSE. Goparajau is currently the head of Infosys Labs and the Intellectual Property Cell of the firm. 

A BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology) in Surathkal, Goparaju joined Infosys in 1988 and has spent over 10 years in IT consulting, solution delivery and customer management roles. He started Software Engineering and Technology Labs (now Infosys Labs) in 2000. He also started the company’s IP Cell in 2004 when IP became a key growth and differentiation strategy of the company. Additionally, he was responsible for the Product R&D group of the company between 2010 and 2013. 

Goparaju is also a member of Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA), a joint venture between Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Department of Science and Technology. He is on the advisory boards of Global Innovation Center at Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California and Monash University-IIT Bombay Research Academy. He is also a member of Fraunhofer-India’s advisory board. 

Infosys is the country’s-second largest IT services provider, which reported a series of disappointing quarterly results of late. Recently its co-founder and executive chairman NR Narayana Murthy said that the firm would hire 16,000 college graduates in the next financial year.

(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)

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