Reliance Jio President Sumit Chowdhury quits before commercial launch

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Reliance Jio Infocom LTD is one of the most awaited new generation mobile operators in India. Tech enthusiasts and early technology adopters alike have been waiting with bated breath for it to launch services. But even before the company’s commercial launch we have been witnessing changes in leadership and high profile exits in the pecking order. In the recent turn of events Reliance Jio’s President Mr. Sumit Chowdhury has stepped down from his post and quit the company to venture out and pursue his interest in the Digital India initiative and the building of smart cities.

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This is the third high profile exit since the past three months in Jio’s leadership. In November 2014 Steve Correa the chief of human resources had quit his position and just last month Mr. Sandeep Das the Managing Director of Jio stepped down from his position to switch over to head operations in its sister company Reliance Retail. In March last year, the company's head of innovation, Arvind Rao, had also quit to start a mobile tariff comparison and recommendation service called Bill Bachao - in partnership with Vodafone India's former senior vice president Jonathan Bill.

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Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He is passionate about Telecom, DTH and OTT video streaming apps. When not writing an article, you can find him binge watching shows on Netflix while sipping on a cup of coffee.

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