Infosys shareholders approve appointment of Salil Parekh as CEO, MD
Infosys shareholders have approved the appointment of Salil S Parekh as Chief Executive Officer and managing director of the company, the company said in a regulatory filing. As per results of postal ballot and e-voting filed by the IT major, 97.96 per cent shareholders through physical ballot and electronic mode voted in favor of appointment of Parekh. Also, 99.98 per cent Infosys shareholders approved appointment of UB Pravin Rao as Chief Operating Officer and whole time director of the company.
Infosys had issued notice for seeking shareholders nod for both these appointments. In his first media interaction after announcement of his appointment as Infosys CEO and MD in January, Parekh had said his immediate priorities would include connecting with employees and clients to build a road map for future that will be announced in April.
For the first three months of 2018, Parekh will be paid an initial variable pay of Rs 2.37 crore, apart from fixed salary and other benefits.
As per the proposal, Parekh will get an annual salary of Rs 6.5 crore (fixed pay), and will be eligible for maximum 125 per cent of the annual variable pay of Rs 9.75 crore (which comes to up to Rs 12.18 crore), subject to achievement of certain milestones.
In addition, the ex-Capgemini executive will also receive Rs 3.25 crore in restricted stock units, Rs 13 crore in annual performance equity grants and a one-time equity grant of Rs 9.75 crore. The stock compensation will vest at various intervals during Parekh’s term.