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Bharti Airtel appoints Atul Bindal as Jt President for broadband & telephone services, Deepak Srivastava is COO

30-September-2006
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Bharti Airtel appoints Atul Bindal as Jt President for broadband & telephone services, Deepak Srivastava is COO

Bharti Airtel has announced some more senior level appointments. Atul Bindal has been made Joint President for its broadband and telephone services. He will report to Manoj Kohli, President, Bharti Airtel, and will also be a member on the Airtel Management Board (AMB) and chair the Broadband & Telephone Services Management Board (BTMB).

Airtel also announced the appointment of Deepak Srivastava as Chief Operating Officer, Airtel Broadband & Telephone Services, North region. He will report to Bindal.

In his new role, Bindal will focus on taking Bharti Airtel’s broadband and telephone services division to new heights with increased town rollouts and introduction of new technologies. He will be supported by Rajiv Sharma (CEO-NCR), Srivastava, Prem Pradeep (CEO-South Central), Deepak Khanna (CEO-West & MPCG), and Randeep Narang (COO-MPCG).

Prior to his new responsibility, Bindal was Executive Director-South for Mobile Services at Bharti Airtel. He has also led a successful stint as Group Chief Marketing Officer and Director-Mobile Services at Bharti Airtel for over one and half years.

Commenting on the development, Kohli said, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Atul as the Joint President of our broadband and telephone services. Atul, with his strategic business sense and people management skills will lead a set of highly talented and competent leaders to take Bharti Airtel’s broadband and telephone services division to the next level of excellence in broadband services in 92 towns.”

He further said, “Deepak Srivastava has successfully led the Bihar and Jharkhand markets to leadership position and I am confident that in his new assignment, he will continue to set new standards and scale new heights in North Airtel Broadband and Telephone Services.”

Prior to his tenure at Bharti, Bindal was the Commercial Director, Asia Pacific with DHL at Singapore with executive responsibilities for Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Pricing and e-Commerce. He has also worked for AlliedSignal/Honeywell for nearly seven years across India, Asia Pacific and the US in various operating and functional roles.

Srivastava joined Bharti Airtel in 2004 and has been instrumental in leading Airtel to leadership in Bihar and Jharkhand markets. Prior to joining Bharti Airtel, Srivastava was with leading British multinationals like BOC Group and ICI Plc.

Also see:

Bharti Airtel appoints Gopal Vittal as Director, Marketing & Communications; Hemant Sachdev is now Corporate Director, Marketing, for Bharti Group

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