Chief software architect quits Computer Associates

Chief software architect Sanjay Kumar has left Computer Associates just two months after stepping down as chairman and CEO in April to take on the new role. Kumar will cease all involvement with the company to ease worries over an accountancy investigation.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  June 7, 2004

Chief software architect Sanjay Kumar has left Computer Associates just two months after stepping down as chairman and CEO in April to take on the new role. Kumar will cease all involvement with the company to ease worries over an accountancy investigation. In explaining his decision to leave, Kumar said, “It has become increasingly clear to me in the past few days that my continued role at CA is not helping the Company's efforts to move forward. I understood that my stepping down as chairman and CEO represented a break with the past, but I have reluctantly concluded that as long as I hold any position, focus on past issues and my current role will continue.” In accepting Kumar's decision, CA Chairman Lewis Ranieri said, “The Board wishes Sanjay and his family well. The Board is committed to reaching a settlement of the government's investigation into the Company's past accounting practices as quickly as possible. We are working hard to take the remedial steps necessary to put this entire matter behind CA. Sanjay's decision to leave CA was made in that spirit. The United States Attorney's Office and SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) investigations into Computer Associates are continuing. The investigation is exploring financial irregualities, which led to the sacking of nine CA executives earlier this year.

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