Movement at the senior level at Vodafone India: Sanjoy Mukerji, chief commercial officer, and Samaresh Pardia, head of special projects, have put in their papers, reports The Economic Times. Both Mukerji and Pardia were assigned new leadership roles in February, following the restructuring of Vodafone’s top management
creating new posts of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Director External Affairs, on the lines of its UK based parent company. Mukerji was promoted as chief commercial officer’s position and Pardia was made director for corporate communications, corporate sustenance, in addition to special projects. Vodafone has confirmed the movement, to the publication.
Mukerji was responsible for the company’s sales and marketing, brand, customer service and channel management and had been with Vodafone for more than 10 years. He will be leaving in October 2012, while Pardia will leave the company by August end, this year. Mukerji had previously worked at PepsiCo, and the report suggests that he is likely to team up with PepsiCo India Foods former CEO Varun Berry to launch a health venture.