NR Narayana Murthy (in pic) on Monday said he regrets quitting as chairman of Infosys in 2014 and should have listened to other co-founders of India’s second largest software exporter firm and stayed on.
Murthy, who had infamous run-ins with the current management led by Vishal Sikka over corporate governance issues, however said that he did not miss being on the campus daily.
Opening up about his biggest regrets — personal or professional — he recounted that “a lot of my founder colleagues told me not to leave Infosys in 2014, to stay a few years.”
“I am a very emotional person. A lot of my decisions are based on idealism and probably, I should have listened to them,” he told CNBC TV18. However, Murthy did clarify that he did not miss being on the campus daily.
In 2014, 33 years after starting Infosys, Murthy bid farewell to the company he had set up with six others. Murthy had the longest run of about 21 years as CEO before passing on the baton to Nandan Nilekani and then S Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal.