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Infosys to expand in SE Asia with Temasek JV

The logo of Infosys is pictured inside the company's headquarters in Bengaluru, April 13, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

(Reuters) - India’s second-largest software services exporter Infosys Ltd said on Friday it formed a joint venture with Singapore state investor Temasek as it expands its presence in Southeast Asia.

Temasek looks to enhance its IT services through the venture in which Infosys will hold a 60 percent stake and Temasek 40 percent, Infosys said in a statement.

The joint venture will integrate teams from Infosys and the operations of Temasek’s unit in Singapore, Trusted Source Pte Ltd, which currently delivers IT services to Temasek and a number of other clients.

Headquartered in Singapore, the joint venture will have more than 200 employees and contractors from Trusted Source, while Infosys staff will join over time.

The companies named Shveta Arora, Infosys vice president and regional head in South East Asia, as chief executive officer of the new venture.

Reporting by Chris Thomas in Bengaluru; Editing by Darren Schuettler and Gopakumar Warrier

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