Salil Parekh

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Salil Parekh
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Alma materIIT Bombay, Cornell University
OccupationCEO & MD of Infosys
Home townBangalore
Spouse(s)Shaleen S. Parekh
  • Kokila S. Parekh (mother)

Salil Parekh is the current chief executive officer and managing director of Infosys. Parekh took over from interim CEO U B Pravin Rao on January 2, 2018.[1] Prior to this appointment Parekh was previously member of the group management board at Capgemini, where he had worked since 2000, after Ernst & Young's consultancy division, where he had been working before, was merged into the company. Most recently, he was member of the group executive board, and was appointed deputy CEO in March 2015.[2] He was responsible for overseeing a business cluster comprising Application Services and Cloud Infrastructure Services among others.[3][1]

He is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) in Aeronautical Engineering and holds a Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.[1]

Whistleblower allegations[edit]

In a formal complaint of unethical business practices against Infosys, Salil Parekh has been accused of using racial slurs allegedly against two directors to mock their ancestry from South India. He was also accused of referring to Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as a 'Diva'. NDTV Article[4].

On 12th November 2019 an allegation was made by one of the finance staff of Infosys that CEO is residing in hometown Mumbai though he needs to report to Head office located at Bengaluru. As Mr Parekh did not relocate to Bengaluru even after he was given two months to do so and was visiting the tech hub twice a month, the techie said the company had incurred Rs. 22 lakh towards his airfare and local transportation. "Four business class tickets per month plus home to airport drop in Mumbai, airport pick-up in Bengaluru and drop on the return journey," alleged the whistleblower.


  1. ^ a b c "Infosys gets a new boss in Salil Parekh today but can he keep Narayana Murthy happy?". 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ D'Monte, Leslie (31 March 2015). "Capgemini names Salil Parekh deputy CEO". LiveMint. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Infosys Turns to Capgemini's Parekh to Juggle Problems with Founders and U.S. Immigration Reform". Fortune. Time Inc. Reuters. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. ^ Jacob, Jimmy (21 October 2019). "Claims of Whistleblowers". NDTV. Retrieved 21 October 2019.