New Delhi: The country's second largest software exporter Infosys Technologies is bringing back former leader Basab Pradhan as part of its new Phase-3 strategy.

"I'm back at Infosys for a second innings. Last couple of days met/spoke to many old friends. Great feeling to be back. But lots to do," Pradhan said in a tweet on popular microblogging site Twitter.

Pradhan was head of global sales before he quit Infosys in 2005 and founded Gridstone Research.

When contacted, an Infosys spokesperson confirmed the appointment, but declined to comment on his role in the firm.

Before he quit Infosys in 2005 to launch his own venture, Pradhan handled global sales for the company and headed several key businesses like retail, consumer packages goods, healthcare and transportation.

Going to be tough

Pradhan's new stint is going to be tough since he joins at a time when Infosys is trying to fend off rivals and maintain its leadership position.

Recently, the company underwent one of its biggest management changes with the appointment of banker K V Kamath as its Chairman. Kamath will take over from founder Narayana Murthy.

Co-Founder and COO S D Shibulal has been appointed as the new CEO, to take over from S Gopalakrishnan, who will now serve as Co-Chairman. The company will be announcing new
additions to its board and to its executive council this month.