Infosys (NYSE: INFY) today announced the appointment of David D. Kennedy as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the company with effect from November 1, 2014. David D. Kennedy will also be the Executive Officer of the Company for the purposes of SEC Reporting. He will be based out of Palo Alto, California.
Prior to joining Infosys, between 2012 and 2014, David D. Kennedy was JDA Software Group, Inc.’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal Officer. Prior to JDA Software, he was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Better Place Inc., a company that built infrastructure networks for electric vehicles. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Kennedy served as the General Counsel and Secretary for Business Objects S.A. From 1998 to 2007, Mr. Kennedy served in various leadership roles within the legal department of a number of IBM business units, which included responsibilities in IBM’s PC, sales, services and networking groups. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and has his Juris Doctor (J.D) from The University of Connecticut School of Law.
Commenting on Mr. Kennedy’s appointment, Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys said, “We are really excited to have David join us at Infosys as our General Counsel. Having served in leading legal roles at prominent technology companies over a 25 year career, David brings diverse and rich experience to lead this key dimension in the evolution of Infosys as we reshape into a next-generation services company. We wish him great success and look forward to working together.”