Sanjay Kapoor to Quit Bharti Airtel, Gopal Vittal to Become CEO at Airtel India

bharti-airtel-new-ceoSanjay Kapoor, the CEO of Bharti Airtel’s India and South Asia unit is going to leave his position by 28th February, 2013 ending a 15 year long relation with Airtel.

As per company statement Mr. Kapoor will be available to assist on key matters for another a month. He is going to move to the Board of Indus Towers Ltd and Bharti Global Ltd.

Gopal Vittal, currently Group Director of Special Projects will fill the position as company’s India CEO and will report to Sunil Bharti Mittal Chairman & Managing Director of the company. In past he served at Singtel Group in South Asia/Australia, Softbank and Silicon Valley. It is expected that he will keep focus on mobile data, apps and content to enhance market share and margins.

Airtel is re-constructuring its business and plans to combine its Indian, South Asian and African operations under a single global entity. Manoj Kohli, the joint MD of Bharti and executive of African operations is expected to head the combined entity.

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January 18, 2013 11:13 am 11:13 AM
AIRTEL has began the cat and mouse game in kerala circle for a while. They are fooling customers by disconnecting calls while you try to cannect agent in 198. when you choose option to speak to agent they will revert the call to a feeded message which asks you to call 121 for balance enquiry and call drops. While you try from another number and complaint about this that they are totally unaware about it. This happens while you lodge a complaint in 198. Then for the next time you wont be connected so that you dont complaint about the… Read more »
Kishan Kukadiya
January 17, 2013 7:58 pm 7:58 PM

no worry to airtel customers…….