IT major Infosys is shifting its services from Russia to its other global delivery hubs, according to sources.
The move comes amid mounting pressure on British Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who has been asking some tough questions about the Russian presence of Infosys, a company his wife Akshata Murty has a stake in.
Sources said Infosys is shifting services from Russia to other global delivery hubs, but didn’t go into details.
Infosys has fewer than 100 employees in Russia and the status of the local employees there and whether they will be transferred could not be determined immediately.
Infosys responded to an email inquiry from PTI, “We have no comments.”
The UK had previously imposed sweeping sanctions on Russian companies and individuals, with Mr Sunak urging all UK companies to think very carefully about investing in Russia because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Regarding the tough sanctions against Russia, Mr Sunak, Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law, was asked on the air whether his advice for businesses was not being followed in his own home.
The minister emphasized that the operation of each company is up to them.
Last month, an Infosys statement said the multinational software services company strongly supports and advocates peace between Russia and Ukraine.
The statement said: “Infosys has a small team of staff based outside of Russia who serve some of our global clients locally. We do not have active business relationships with local Russian companies.
“A key priority for Infosys in trying times is to continue expanding support to the community. The company has committed $1 million to relief efforts for victims of the war in Ukraine.”