The East China Normal University (ECNU), one of the renowned universities in China has appointed Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys, as its Advisory Professor. Dr. Sikka’s experience and passion for lifelong learning has led him to work thoroughly with universities and students around the globe to help nurture their passion for learning, and discovering new zones of innovation.
Infosys’s CEO Sikka was a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, leading all products and technologies, and driving innovation globally. More than a decade at SAP, he was instrumental in defining the company’s technology and product strategy and architecture. He is also known for creating the concept of ‘timeless software’, that articulates the principles for renewal of products without disruption to customer environments.
Vishal’s vast valuable experience as a leader of a large, global corporation and his illustrious track record make him an ideal choice to become the University Advisory Professor.
While receiving this recognition, Vishal Sikka, CEO and MD, Infosys, said, “ECNU is a prestigious Chinese university. It is a great honor to receive this recognition, and I accept it with deep gratitude. It reinforces my desire to be a lifelong teacher and a lifelong student. I look forward to working closely with students and the university to help nurture the passion for learning and to help people think in new ways.”