Infy will benefit by Kamath's appointment: Kochhar

Infy will benefit by Kamath's appointment: Kochhar

"Kamath has always identified future trends and opportunities ahead of others. He has always looked beyond the immediate boundaries and identified future horizons of growth," Kochhar said in a statement.

63-year-old Kamath, who already dons the hat of non-executive Chairman of ICICI Bank, and is credited with taking the bank to greater heights during his days as the Chief Executive, would bring "foresight, strategic vision and depth of knowledge" to Infosys, Kochhar said.

"It is a unique achievement for a professional to be appointed as Chairman of two large organisations with a global presence, like ICICI Bank and Infosys," Kochhar said.
She counted an inclination to empower young leaders, and deep understanding of technology as other qualities of Kamath which would benefit Infy.

"Kamath is recognised as the person who brought the technology revolution to Indian banking," the statement added.

Infosys, India's second largest software maker, today named Kamath as the new chairman, to succeed founder N R Narayana Murthy, who retires in August.