Dr Vishal Sikka

Dr Vishal Sikka
Dr Vishal Sikka | Independent Non-Executive Director

Vishal was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 July 2022.

Vishal has a distinguished background in technology, particularly in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), which are central to GSK’s approach to R&D. He also brings a deep understanding of cyber security to the board. He is the founder and CEO of Vianai Systems, Inc, a Silicon Valley-based company that provides advanced technological software and services in AI and ML to large enterprises around the world.

Before founding Vianai Systems in 2019, Vishal served as CEO of Infosys Limited, where he led an innovative strategy to help clients renew existing IT landscapes, using automation, design thinking and next-generation technologies to transform customer experiences. He also served as a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, prior to which he was its Chief Technology Officer. Vishal has a PhD in AI from Stanford University and has co-authored several research abstracts related to AI, technology and database management.

External appointments:

  • Founder and CEO, Vianai Systems, Inc
  • Board Member, Oracle Corporation
  • Member, Supervisory Board, BMW AG
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Stanford University’s AI Centre (Centre for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence)