Sanjay Kapoor, CEO, Bharti Airtel- India & south Asia, has quit after a 15 years stint with the company. However, he will continue his association with the Bharti Group, and serve on the Board of Indus Towers Ltd and Bharti Global Ltd. Kapoor will continue in his current role until 28th February 2013, and will be available to the company to assist on key matters until March 31st 2013 ensuring a smooth transition process, as per a statement from the company. Gopal Vittal, who rejoined Airtel in April 2012 as Group Director - Special Projects, will take over as Airtel's new CEO, looking after Bharti Airtel's Indian operations. He will report to Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, of the company. South Asia operations including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka would report to Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) effective 1st March 2013. However, various business leaders and functions from Airtel India would continue to support South Asia operations in the revised arrangement.The changes will be effective March 1, 2013. In his new role as the CEO - India operations, Vittal will be responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel’s India operations. Key focus areas for Gopal would be enhancing market share and margins along with growth of alternate revenue streams including 3G, Data, Airtel Money and Value Added Services. Vittal has spent the past year across the Singtel Group in South Asia/Australia, Softbank and Silicon Valley understanding emerging trends in data and internet space.…
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