Rumors have been flying thick and fast about the status of the top management at OnMobile, even before the board announced a change in mandate for its CEO & MD Arvind Rao. We wrote to OnMobile to confirm some of the rumors, and on the basis of their response, we've got the following: Rao is not taking his eyes off India operations, but the board might look for a person to handle India centric operations; co-founder and CTO Mouli Raman's involvement has been "limited by personal constraints" in recent months, and President & COO Sanjay Uppal has moved to the US "in an advisory capacity in the short term", while discussions with him for a long term association are underway. Detailed responses from Rajesh Kunnath, the recently appointed CFO who is now the company spokesperson: MediaNama: Why has OnMobile changed (limited) Arvind Rao's role without having appointed a CEO for India operations? What was the urgency? Kunnath: The company has consistently maintained in the past that international operations are expected to grow disproportionately. To ensure that the deliverables and key projects are on track, Arvind has been requested to increase his focus on international operations. It does not in any way mean that he would take his eyes off Indian operations completely. To ensure that the India business also gets adequate focus during this phase, the day to day operations will be handled by the Operations Committee. MediaNama: Is OnMobile looking for a full time CEO and/or Managing Director for OnMobile…
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