Bharti Airtel has appointed Adarsh Nair as Chief Product Officer. In his new role Adarsh will head Airtel’s digital products and platforms, and play a pivotal role in the company’s digital transformation journey. He will work closely with Airtel’s leadership team and partners to identify and prioritize market opportunities.
Adarsh will report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel, who has been elected to the Board of GSMA for the 2019-2020 term along with 25 other distinguished leaders from across the world to provide strategic guidance and roadmap to the organisation, which represents more than 750 of the world’s mobile operators.
Commenting on the appointment, Vittal said, “Airtel has always attracted the best of global talent and continues to provide a culture of empowerment and growth to its people. We are delighted to have Adarsh on board and his diverse experience will add immense value to our Airtel 3.0 vision. I wish Adarsh the very best for his new role.”
Adarsh has joined Airtel from Convoy Inc. (U.S), where he was the Head of Product & Growth. At Convoy, Adarsh was part of the leadership team that grew the company from a US$ 25 million to over a US$ 1 billion valuation. His team is credited with successfully architecting 10x revenue growth.
Prior to Convoy Inc., Adarsh was leading Product, Data and Engineering at Marchex – a mobile advertising analytics company. At Marchex, he led a large team of product managers, data scientists, and developers to build and launch new ad-tech platforms driving significant incremental revenue.
An Engineering graduate from BITS Pilani and completed his MS from University of Florida, Adarsh completed his MBA from The Wharton School has worked with Microsoft where he led the product group for browser technologies that has 700 million monthly active users. He has also worked with McKinsey and Company helping Fortune 100 companies in technology and retail. He has several patents to his name.