Bharti Airtel restructures Indian operations

12 February 2013 |


Bharti Airtel has announced a restructuring of its Indian operations to take effect on March 1.

The Indian carrier said the new organisation design is aimed at furthering its initiative to build a more connected organisation, closer to the market place and able to deliver a “world-class experience” to customers.

The restructuring will see Bharti’s three regional hubs divided into eight hub operations reporting to a newly created position, director of market operations.

CEO’s of respective Indian telecoms circles will continue to operate with the same level of independence, reporting in to a hub CEO who will provide guidance and oversight.

Bharti announced several appointments to support the restructuring.

Aiai Puri, operations director north & east, has been appointed as director of market operations for India and will report to Gopal Vittal, joint MD and CEO designate for India.

Raghunath Mandava, operations director for west & distribution, has been appointed director of customer experience and will also report to Vittal.

Najib Khan, CMO of Airtel Business, has been appointed as CEO of homes and office, taking responsibility for Bharti’s Telemedia business, the SMB vertical, LTE and Wifi.

K Srinivas will take the position of director of special projects, effective March 4. He will be responsible for evaluating potential investment opportunities and developing business case across the company, reporting to Bharti’s chairman