Bharti Airtel appoints Ajay Chitkara as director and CEO of its B2B unit. The Ashok Ganapathy, director, and CEO of Airtel Business has resigned, an exit during times when the telco is at loggerheads with Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) and other incumbents over subscriber and revenue share.
Ajay Chitkara, director, and CEO of global voice and data business will replace Ganapathy as the Sunil Mittal owned telco head of the enterprise business, ahead of Jio’s expected entry into the segment which caters to corporate customers.
In his new role, Chitkara will head Bharti Airtel Business as an integrated unit that will include both domestic enterprise and global enterprise operations of the company. He will continue reporting to Gopal Vittal, MD, and CEO Bharti Airtel.
Bharti Airtel appoints Ajay Chitkara as director and CEO of its B2B unit:
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Commenting on the new appointments, Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel said:
I am delighted at Ajay appointment to lead Airtel B2B business as an integrated entity, which will help us leverage our Network global reach and deep links in the program segment. I am also pleased to welcome back Pankaj after his successful stint with Bharti Infratel. I wish Ajay and Pankaj the very best for their new roles.