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Narayana Murthy's wife speaks about son Rohan's role at Infosys

Jun 07, 2013 08:50 AM IST Business Business

Bangalore: As NR Narayana Murthy makes a comeback to Infosys along with his son Rohan Murty, his wife Sudha Murthy spoke about his exact role in the organisation. Sudha Murthy said Rohan will only be an assistant to the Infosys Executive Chairman and will not be reporting to anyone else.

Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sudha Murthy said, "Rohan is not a director. He's just an assistant. He doesn't have any subordinates or any bosses, he will only report to Narayana."

She also said she supports Narayana Murthy and boosts his morale. "I boost Narayana's morale. Our family tries its best to do what we can for Infosys," she added.

In a bid to bring the IT company back on the high growth path, Narayana Murthy returned back as Executive Chairman and Additional Director on the Infosys Board on Saturday. Murthy's five-year tenure began from June 1, 2013 and he called his return as the start of the second innings.

"This is in some sense like second innings because it's been seven years since I completed my executive responsibilities. When I came back here in an executive position, it is in some sense an exciting yet somewhat new challenge. This is an opportunity for me to add to the mission of Mr Shibulal (Managing Director and CEO of Infosys)," said Murthy while addressing the media with KV Kamath and Shibulal in Bangalore.

"I am very very thankful to everyone. standing here is very unusual for me, I did not in my wildest dream imagine that I will be back here therefore when Chairman KV Kamath met me and invited me to come back to add value to company I was in dilemma. And then I decided to to do things which excites me, I was fortunate to add value therefore this was an opportunity for me," added Murthy.

The reshuffle also saw Murthy's son Rohan Murthy being appointed as his Executive Assistant. Murthy, who had earlier denied any possibility of passing the company's baton to his son, said the only role that Rohan has is to make him effective and he will have no leadership role.