Vodafone India today announced that Naveen Chopra, Director –Vodafone Business Services (VBS) will succeed Sunil Sood as Chief Operating Officer for Vodafone India with effect from April 1, 2015. This follows the earlier announcement of Sunil Sood to succeed Marten Pieters as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from April 1, 2015.
Naveen has, over the last five years ably led VBS into significant growth and expansion into new customer & product segments, to contribute substantially to Vodafone India’s business success. He has built carefully a strong VBS team across corporate and circles, and leaves the portfolio in a strong shape, to build on further. Naveen joined Vodafone in 2004 as Vice President – Corporate Marketing, and over the last ten years, has done stints as CMO and subsequently led successfully Mumbai and Rajasthan Circles as Business Head, before joining the Executive Committee as the Director – VBS.
Naveen joined Vodafone (then Hutch) in November 2004 as the Corporate Head of Marketing. As Chief Marketing Officer, he was responsible for consolidating marketing functions, launching new services, market expansion and overall revenue management. In December 2006, Naveen was designated CEO of Vodafone India’s premier circle, Vodafone Mumbai. In June 2008 he took up the additional charge of Vodafone Rajasthan as well.
Naveen’s successor as Director –Vodafone Business Services will be announced in due course of time.