Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecommunications services provider, has announced the appointment of Ashok Ganapathy as Director – Airtel Business with effect from July 1, 2016. He will report to Gopal Vittal, CEO and Managing Director (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel.
As Director, Airtel Business, Ganapathy will be responsible for driving the growth of Bharti Airtel’s B2B portfolio that serves top corporations, government entities and other corporates with end-to-end solutions. He will take over from Manish Prakash, who is moving into a new role as Director - Strategic Alliances.
Commenting on the new appointment, Vittal said, “I am delighted at the appointment of Ashok to lead Airtel Business, which is a key contributor to our growth. I am confident that his diverse experience will bring immense value to the portfolio that Manish has successfully built. I wish both Ashok and Manish the very best for their new roles.”
Ganapathy joined Bharti Airtel in 2013 as the Hub CEO for Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa & Gujarat circles. He has over 26 years of experience across FMCG, Retail, Entertainment and Telecom sectors. He is a B. Tech from IIT, Madras and completed his MBA from IIM – Ahmedabad. He started his career with Hindustan Unilever in 1990 as a management trainee.