Airtel Rejigs: Sanjay Kapoor New CEO

by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 13, 2010

Close on the heels of David Nishball s, the head of Enterprise Services, departure from Airtel, the company has announced some major changes.

Manoj Kohli, CEO (India and South Asia) & Joint MD of the Airtel, will now be heading the International Business Group, but will continue to be a member of the Bharti Airtel Board.

The International Business Group will be responsible for expanding the company s operations beyond India and South Asia region. The group, according to Airtel, will comprise a team of seasoned and experienced professionals, including from within the Bharti group, from areas such as business development, networks & IT, SC project and performance excellence, brand and customer experience.

Sanjay Kapoor, who is the deputy CEO at Airtel, will take up Manoj Kohli s reins. In his new role, Kapoor will be responsible for leading India and South Asia business of Airtel and will drive growth and business synergies in mobile services, telemedia services, enterprise services and DTH.

Chairman & Managing Director Sunil Bharti Mittal said, "The next phase of our journey is set to be another game changer requiring superior thrust and focused leadership. We continue to win in the Indian telecom market, which is going through a phase of hyper competition. At the same time, we will be developing comprehensive plans for our journey to cover emerging markets beyond India and the South Asia."

The new structure will be put in place from 1st April and both Kohli and Kapoor will report to Sunil Mittal.