On Monday, Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia named Sandra D. Motley as President of its Fixed Networks Business Group. Motley will succeed Federico Guillén, who as previously announced has been named President of Customer Operations, EMEA & APAC effective January 1, 2019.
She will report to Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri.
Nokia President and Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Suri said "Sandy is an exceptional leader with comprehensive executive management background across global business functions,
Vodafone Idea has appointed Krishnan Ramachandran as an additional director, qualifying as an independent director on the Board of the Company for a period of 3 years.
“...this is to inform that based on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee, the Board of Directors of the Company have appointed Krishnan Ramachandran as an Additional Director, qualifying as an Independent Director on the Board of the Company for a period of 3 years with effect from 27th December,
The government Saturday appointed Anshu Prakash as an additional secretary in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), while it has shifted special secretary N Sivasailam to the Department of Commerce.
Sivasailam will be a special secretary-- Logistics in the Department of Commerce.
The Committee has approved the appointment of N Sivasailam, special secretary in the Department of Telecommunications
Under pressure to curb sinister and fake messages, WhatsApp said Wednesday it will appoint head of India operations by the year-end. "Our new Head of WhatsApp India, who will be named by the end of the year, will build a local team that can serve our customers in India as well as work with partners and government leaders to help keep people safe," WhatsApp spokesperson said in an email statement.
Ajay Prakash Sawhney, the secretary at the ministry of information and technology (MeitY), has been given additional charge for the Department of Telecommunications from September 29 till October 14, the period for which Aruna Sundararajan is on leave.
Sawhney, who is a 1984 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh Cadre, has been the MeitY secretary since June last year.
Chinese handset maker Oppo said that it will soon set up its research and development (R&D) center in Hyderabad, India, and has hired Tasleem Arif as its new R&D Head and vice president. The new center will be focused on gaining deeper insights about Indian consumers and market, and help build India centric products
Arif will be setting up a team which will focus on software localization for Indian consumers as well as device quality.
Munish Seth has joined Google India as the new country Director for Android, and is now looking after the growth of the Android ecosystem in the country.
Seth is now driving partnerships with handset makers and original equipment makers (OEMs) in the country. He confirmed his appointment.
Smartphone brand Mobiistar on Monday appoined Aniruddha Deb as the chief marketing officer, the company said in a statement. Aniruddha has 16 years of experience in advertising and marketing communication across FMCG, consumer durables among other verticals.
“We are pleased to welcome Aniruddha onboard.
On Monday, Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar appointed Hardeep Singh Johar as the Vice President for Sales (North and East) in India.
With the brand venturing into the offline space, Johar will focus on strategic business expansion and customer and distributor relationship management.
Sky Li, former vice president of Oppo and head of Oppo''s overseas business has officially resigned from Oppo and founded a new technology brand Realme. Li, who also previously served Oppo India as the country head has now joined as global CEO for Realme which started off as a sub-brand of Oppo.
HOMTOM, a leading Smartphone brand of Shenzhen, China has announced the appointment of Satish Chadha as the Regional Sales Manager for Rajasthan, Haryana and MP region. He is an industry veteran and brings in an experience of 15 years from Telecom Industry vertical.
Prior to HOMTOM, Satish was part of Videocon Industries, as their AGM.
Prashanth Mani has joined Motorola group’s smartphone business as India country head, replacing veteran Sudhin Mathur who stepped down in April, according to sources.
ET had earlier reported about the speculation of the appointment in its June 4 issue.
Mani previously worked at Samsung India, where he was vice president of retail and go-to-market for the mobile division.
SoftBank’s subsidiary Brightstar Corp has appointed Sanjeev Chhabra as its new director for India business, the company said in a release on Tuesday.
Sanjeev who was earlier responsible for B2B enterprise business at Brightstar, has taken over the role of director from Deval Parikh. As part of the new role, Sanjeev will be responsible for Brightstar’s business across the India market.
Chief technology officers of telecom operators Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have resigned from their respective companies.
Reliance Jio Group Chief Technology Officer Jagbir Singh had joined the company before the soft launch of 4G services.
Prior to this assignment, Singh was working with Samsung, and had previously worked with Airtel for about a decade.
Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has appointed Muralikrishnan B as its India chief operating officer, Xiaomi’s Global VP Manu Jain tweeted on Friday. Muralikrishnan was previously the India head of eBay.in and later went on to become the COO of Jabong, the company that Jain co-founded in 2012.
Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider has announced senior leadership appointments for its B2B unit – Airtel Business.
Ajay Chitkara has been appointed as Director and CEO - Airtel Business. In his new role, Ajay will spearhead Airtel Business as an integrated unit that will include both domestic enterprise and global enterprise operations of the company.
Bharti Infratel, a leading global telecommunications company has appointed S. Balasubramanian as their chief financial officer (CFO) after Pankaj Miglani resigned from his position.
The tower company in a regulatory filing said that Balasubramanian will take over the role of CFO from August 10.
Chinese PC maker Lenovo said it has elevated its India head of marketing Bhaskar Choudhuri as the chief marketing officer of Asia Pacific.
"Bhaskar Choudhuri has succeeded Nick Reynolds as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Lenovo Asia Pacific, and is responsible for elevating Lenovo''s brand across the region," Lenovo said in a statement.
Telecom industry body COAI today said it has appointed Vodafone MD and Chief Executive Officer Sunil Sood as its new Chairman and Bharti Airtel COO Ajai Puri as vice-chairman.
The new leadership was announced at COAI''s annual general body meeting for the financial year held today.
Chinese handset maker Oppo on Monday appointed Charles Wong as its new India president to drive growth and to better compete with Xiaomi, which is the market leader. The company said that Wong will be responsible for steering its expansion in India and achieve "the company’s vision to be a leader in the market."