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Former Bharti executive Vinod Sawhny named Reliance Communications CEO

vinod sawhneyNEW DELHI: The Nation’s fourth major telecom operator Reliance Communications (BSE 0.66 %) has appointed Mr. Vinod Sawhny, former chief of Airtel (BSE -1.69 %) Mobility, as chief executive officer whereas RCom’s CEO for wireless business Gurdeep Singh has been bequeathed auxiliary responsibility of that of consumer business.

The company’s consumer business will encompass DTH and consumer broadband business. Singh from his barrio will report to Sawhny.

RCom in an official statement announced the “appointment of Vinod Sawhny as CEO” to spearhead the company.

Erstwhile to joining RCom, Sawhny has worked for Bharti (BSE -1.69 % )Group for more than 10 years essaying several roles counting as member of Bharti Airtel (BSE -1.69 %) Management Board, Joint President for Airtel Enterprise business, Executive Director and CEO of Airtel Mobility and President and Chief Operating Officer of Bharti Retail.

The portfolio under Singh does exemplify in excess of 70 per cent of RCom’s revenue and operating profits, the statement went on to add.

On record, the Anil Ambani led firm also pronounced formation of RCom Management Board which will read in the headcount of Sawhny, Singh, as company’s CEO for Indian Enterprise and Internet Data Centre business, followed by Reliance Globalcom’s CEO Bill Barney, President for IT and Services Suresh Rangachar, Chief Financial Officer Manikantan Iyer and last yet not the least; Human Resource President Amit Das.

The rejigger at RCom from its quarter comes within a month of industry leader Bharti Airtel pronouncing alteration in its management and organisational edifice.


Freshly, RCom instated Ramesh Menon as the Head of GSM services who has heretofore worked with Airtel. In September, the company declared the appointment of Deepak Khanna as CEO, India Enterprise business who as well has worked with Bharti Airtel previously.

RCom from its quarter, has cherry – picked Mr. Vivek Gangwar as head of its Customer Service who formerly served Vodafone as Associate Vice President in similar division.


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