Dr Vishal Sikka of Infosys Appointed Advisory Professor, ECNU

Dr-Vishal-Sikka-of-Infosys-Appointed-Advisory-Professor,-ECNUThe East China Normal University (ECNU) has announced the appointment of Dr Vishal Sikka, chief executive Officer of Infosys as advisory professor.

Professor Shijun Tong, CCP Secretary of ECNU, formally conferred the Advisory Professorship at a ceremony, held at the ECNU campus.

Prof Shijun Tong, CCP Secretary, ECNU, was joined by Prof Rongming Wang, vice president, ECNU; Prof Qifeng He, academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Prof Zhenguo Yuan, dean of education, ECNU; Rangarajan Vellamore, chief executive officer, Infosys China; and Mike Liu, chief operating officer, Infosys China.

Dr Sikka is chief executive officer and managing director of Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services. His passion for lifelong learning has led him to work closely with universities and students around the globe to pursue their own passion for learning, and exploring new areas of innovation, and looking at some of the world’s greatest challenges in new ways.

As Infosys’ CEO, Dr Sikka is driving a strategy that is exactly centered around the above areas – working with clients to renew existing working processes by applying the latest and most innovative technologies, and at the same time, bringing entirely new ways of working, new ways of thinking and new ways of finding and resolving problems.

Dr Vishal Sikka said, “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.”

Prof TONG Shijun, CCP secretary of ECNU said, “ECNU is on the road to develop into a globally recognized university and we look forward to partnering with Infosys to identify upcoming technologies that will in turn help us prepare our students with skills to address the opportunities that they offer. We are focused on developing talent that has strong foundations in scientific research, and who are in turn able to service the development of social and economic development of China.”

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