Infosys sheds light on Russia operations after UK media linked Murthy’s son-in-law to Moscow
- Rishi Sunak has been accused by British media of potentially profiting from Putin’s regime through the Russian operations of Infosys, in which his wife has a stake.
- Sunak is married to Akshata Murthy, daughter of NR Narayan Murthy, co-founder of Infosys.
- Infosys launched engineering service delivery centers in Moscow in 2016 as part of a 2016 deal with Italian engineering firm Ansaldo Energia
Sunak is married to Akshata Murthy, daughter of
Infosys further clarified that it has a small team of 100 employees in Russia who cater to global customers based there.
“A key priority for Infosys in times of adversity is to continue to extend support to the community. The company has committed $1 million to relief efforts for war victims in Ukraine,” Infosys said, adding that she “supports and advocates for peace” between Russia and Ukraine, according to Economic Times.
Sunak said, “I’m an elected official and I’m here to talk to you about what I’m responsible for, not about my wife.” When pressed further, he said, he doesn’t know about Infosys because he has “nothing to do with that company.”
As Western governments began to impose sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s Russia, several global companies such as Deloitte, Accenture, BCG, Mastercard, American Express, KPMG, EY, Grant Thornton, PwC, Visa, Netflix and Microsoft pulled out of Russia after Moscow invaded Ukraine. February 24.
The IT company has started designing service delivery centers in Moscow and Karlovac in Croatia under a 2016 deal with an Italian engineering firm.