COAI announces new leadership for 2015-16, Himanshu Kapania, Managing Director, Idea Cellular Ltd. has been elected as the Chairman

COAI, the leading Mobile Communications Association representing seven of the largest mobile service operators, and the majority of telecom equipment manufacturers as well as other communication services and product companies in India,in its Annual General Body Meeting, held on May 28, 2015, announced the election of its new leadership for the term 2015-16.Mr.Himanshu Kapania, Managing Director, Idea Cellular Ltd. has been elected as the Chairman and Mr. Gopal Vittal, Joint Managing Director and CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel Limited,has been elected as the Vice-Chairman. COAI also designated its Executive Council for the new term at the meeting.

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Mr. Himanshu Kapania has been the Managing Director of Idea Cellular since April 2011. Mr. Kapania has rich experience of over two decades where he has seen the Indian telecom industry start from a two player market in the early 90s, to the hyper competition of today with a dozen global mobile operators, which has made India the world’s 2nd largest telecom market. He spearheaded Idea Cellular Ltd. to be one of top 3 telecom players and also serves on the board of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd. (ABMCPL), the strategic advisory unit of the US$ 40 billion Aditya Birla Group. He is an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra), and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Mr. Gopal Vittal, JointManaging Director and CEO (India and South Asia) of Bharti Airtel Limited,has been elected as the Vice Chairman.Mr. Vittal has a vast experience of 25 years in senior leadership positions in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Telecom industries. Mr.Vittal is an alumnus of Madras Christian College and the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Mr.Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, COAI, extended his heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Marten Pieters, the outgoing Chairman of COAI for the bold, courageous and excellent leadership provided by him through one of the most challenging periods for the Indian Telecom sector. He congratulated and welcomed Mr. Himanshu Kapaniaand Mr. Gopal Vittal for their new leadership positions in COAI for the coming term.

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tamilselvan
June 1, 2015 8:15 am 8:15 AM

Airtel, vodafone and idea is the no 1 cheated companies in india

DUANE
May 30, 2015 12:00 pm 12:00 PM

Welcome to both Kapania and Vital… I’m sure that with Idea and Airtel leaders at the frontline they will ensure the interests of both telcos, and customers, are protected at all times.

Vsk
May 29, 2015 9:11 pm 9:11 PM

Dear TT .Airtel cheated me using there application .In there application it shows an offer [email protected]/min 28 rupees for 84 days.So I recharged using the application .After recharge the text message recieved states that 80local airtel minutes for 2 days got credited .so immediately I contacted there 198 help line its totally useless .What can I do now ??

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