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  • Startups will flourish if regulations are eased: V Balakrishnan Jan 22, 2018 02:59 PM IST

    Startups will flourish if regulations are eased: V Balakrishnan

    V Balakrishnan, the former chief financial officer of Infosys Ltd, told PTI that investors are now focusing on B2B start-ups than B2C.

  • Winning large deals key for IT companies in 2018: V Balakrishnan Jan 17, 2018 03:15 PM IST

    Winning large deals key for IT companies in 2018: V Balakrishnan

    Former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys Ltd, V Balakrishnan, said the current calendar year will be better for these companies, noting that their two biggest markets -- the US and Europe -- are doing well and giving growth opportunities.

  • Balakrishnan pitches for Nilekeni, NRN or Premji for CIO post Dec 19, 2017 03:38 PM IST

    Balakrishnan pitches for Nilekeni, NRN or Premji for CIO post

    "People like Narayana Murthy and Premji could also be considered," he told PTI. Balakrishnan said this in response to a query on who could be the most suitable candidate in the backdrop of reports that the centre is mulling to create the post of CIO, to help integrate IT strategies and policies related to various government departments.

  • IT hiring to be slower for years to come: V Balakrishnan Nov 09, 2017 01:35 PM IST

    IT hiring to be slower for years to come: V Balakrishnan

    Former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys, V Balakrishnan, however, appeared positive about the industry's growth prospects next year.

  • Infosys founders taking part in buyback not to send wrong Aug 30, 2017 03:03 PM IST

    Infosys founders taking part in buyback not to send wrong

    Infosys on Monday had said that some of the members of the promoter and promoters group of the company have communicated their intention to participate in the proposed buyback.

  • Nandan Nilekani must stay at Infy for 2-3 yrs, Ravi needs to go: Balakrishnan Aug 27, 2017 12:15 PM IST

    Nandan Nilekani must stay at Infy for 2-3 yrs, Ravi needs to go: Balakrishnan

    Balakrishnan, who has been one of the most vocal critics flagging alleged erosion in corporate governance standards at Infosys, also stuck to his demand that co-chair-turned- independent director Ravi Venkatesan step down from the Board.

  • Nandan's return to Infosys will steady the ship: V Balakrishnan Aug 23, 2017 05:45 PM IST

    Nandan's return to Infosys will steady the ship: V Balakrishnan

    The battle between the Infosys board and the founders that exacerbated post the resignation of Vishal Sikka last Friday continues to remain the top focus. CNBC-TV18 learns from sources that Nandan Nilekani may be brought back to head Infosys at least for now. Watch accompanying video of Former CFO of Infosys V Balakrishnan, in which he shared his views and readings on the same.

  • V Balakrishnan bats for Nilekani as chairman of Infosys Aug 23, 2017 03:15 PM IST

    V Balakrishnan bats for Nilekani as chairman of Infosys

    Balakrishnan's comments come at a time when the clamour to bring back Nilekani -- one of the most high-profile founders of the IT firm -- seems to be growing in various quarters.

  • Reliance Capital arm invests $1 mn in Billionloans Jul 03, 2017 02:43 PM IST

    Reliance Capital arm invests $1 mn in Billionloans

    This is the second major startup investment, after Paytm, by Reliance Capital. Billionloans, led by Ex-Infosys CFO V Balakrishnan, is a technology-enabled financial services company focused on providing flexible and affordable options to individuals and small businesses that have so far found it difficult to access loans from the traditional banking system.

  • Govt spending on digitisation should be raised: Ex-Infosys CFO Jun 14, 2017 03:43 PM IST

    Govt spending on digitisation should be raised: Ex-Infosys CFO

    Balakrishnan said digitisation of government services would bring revenues. This in the short-term would give a momentum to the IT services industry, which was presently seeing single digit growth rates compared to the 15-20 per cent rise a few years ago.

  • Techies well taken care of, no need for union: V Balakrishnan May 30, 2017 01:38 PM IST

    Techies well taken care of, no need for union: V Balakrishnan

    Whenever there is a downturn, there is always noise about unions coming into play in the IT industry but it never sustained, ex-Chief Financial Officer of Infosys Ltd, V Balakrishnan told PTI.

  • Former Infosys top executive defends Narayana Murthy, says board has let down founders Apr 06, 2017 08:46 AM IST

    Former Infosys top executive defends Narayana Murthy, says board has let down founders

    "The present Infosys' Board has let down its founders and lost credibility to continue. Its members should be replaced with new people," Balakrishnan said on Wednesday, two days after the company justified giving Rao a 70 per cent wage hike even after cofounder N.R. Narayana Murthy opposed it in private.

  • Pay hike for top executive terrible, says ex-CFO V Balakrishnan Apr 03, 2017 06:24 PM IST

    Pay hike for top executive terrible, says ex-CFO V Balakrishnan

  • Man with the midas touch: See how India Inc views N Chandra Feb 21, 2017 08:35 PM IST

    Man with the midas touch: See how India Inc views N Chandra

    "Chandra is the right man for the right job who brings a lot of experience, maturity and midas touch," V Balakrishnan, former Infosys CFO said.

  • Analysts back Sikka: 'Founders must accept Infosys not their co' Feb 15, 2017 12:53 PM IST

    Analysts back Sikka: 'Founders must accept Infosys not their co'

    Prominent investors and broking firms have chosen to side with the Infosys board in the ongoing tug-of-war between the company‘s founders and the board.

  • Pai urges investors to question Infy's cap allocation policy Feb 12, 2017 07:02 PM IST

    Pai urges investors to question Infy's cap allocation policy

    Infosys' former CFO, T V Mohandas Pai today exhorted institutional investors to raise questions about the huge cash pile on the company's books and governance issues, as investors have an obligation to protect their investment.

  • Exclusive Interview: Narayana Murthy questions ex-CFO Bansal's severance payout Feb 10, 2017 06:33 PM IST

    Exclusive Interview: Narayana Murthy questions ex-CFO Bansal's severance payout

    Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has spoken out on 'differences' with the board. In an interview to Network18, he questioned the 30-month severance pay given to former CFO Rajiv Bansal. Hope Bansal was not paid because he had any "damaging information", he added.

  • Infosys board a let-down; not a Sikka vs founders duel: V Bala Feb 10, 2017 12:17 PM IST

    Infosys board a let-down; not a Sikka vs founders duel: V Bala

    The faceoff between the Infosys board and founders is more on governance than any strategic matters says, former CFO V Balakrishnan. "The board is a big let-down in engaging with shareholders," he says in an interview to CNBC-TV18. He also clarifies it is not an issue between (Vishal) Sikka and the founders.

  • Infosys founders suggested Pai, Balakrishnan as board members Feb 08, 2017 02:16 PM IST

    Infosys founders suggested Pai, Balakrishnan as board members

    After some co-founders wrote a letter to the board of IT major company seeking a review of corporate governance practices, it is emerging that they are keen to install 'value-based people' who have a deeper understanding of the company on the board.

  • COMMENT: Why buybacks for IT companies is a bad idea Feb 08, 2017 12:30 PM IST

    COMMENT: Why buybacks for IT companies is a bad idea

    Reports say that institutional investors are asking IT companies to announce a liberal buyback policy. But the fact is, though such a policy is good for investors, it is not necessarily so for a company.

  • After Cognizant, other IT cos get requests of share buy back Feb 07, 2017 11:53 AM IST

    After Cognizant, other IT cos get requests of share buy back

    After hedge fund Elliott Management asked for increased share buy backs at Cognizant, other domestic and foreign institutional investors are also demanding the same from the IT giants.

  • ICAI should rethink its demonetisation advisory to members: Pros Dec 10, 2016 01:30 PM IST

    ICAI should rethink its demonetisation advisory to members: Pros

    Advisory on illegal activities by chartered accountants if any is welcome move but advisory not hearing any negative views on demonetisting by any ICAI member is a bit of an overreach, says V Balakrishnan, Former CFO, Infosys.

  • Indian Bank senior official held in cheating case Apr 20, 2016 06:16 PM IST

    Indian Bank senior official held in cheating case

    Indian Bank Senior Manager V Balakrishnan had sanctioned credit facility to two people in 1991 causing Rs 13.30 lakh loss to the bank's Anna Nagar branch without making any prior verification, a CBI release said.

  • Ex-Infosians Pai, Balakrishnan launch Aaruha Tech Fund Aug 27, 2015 10:12 PM IST

    Ex-Infosians Pai, Balakrishnan launch Aaruha Tech Fund

    Two former Infosians Mohandas Pai and V Balakrishnan have now joined hands to collaborate with StartupXseed Ventures LLP to launch a Rs 30 crore Aaruha Technology Fund.

  • Tax think tank to fill gaps in the Indian tax system: Shome Aug 17, 2015 05:36 PM IST

    Tax think tank to fill gaps in the Indian tax system: Shome

    Dr Parthasarathi Shome identified the key areas of tax that need urgent policy attention and said tax priorities are simplifications of the company income tax, really streamlining incentives, so that the headline rate of the company income tax can be brought down.

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