Taking on the new role, Sharad Mehrotra, incoming CEO of Telenor India said, “India is one of the most competitive mobile markets in the world, and Telenor India has rapidly grown into a top position in the areas where we operate. I look forward to work with Telenor India’s passionate and highly dedicated team to continue being best on basic services and deliver internet for all.”
Sharad Mehrotra comes from the position as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Telenor Myanmar, where he has played a key role in the successful launch of Telenor’s mobile services.
“I am pleased to welcome Sharad as CEO of Telenor India. He has extensive knowledge about the Indian telecom market, and international experience from other Telenor operations. I am confident that he will return to India with strong ambition to further develop the company as a profitable operator, and the preferred choice for the mass market“, said Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group.
Before joining Telenor Myanmar, Sharad served as Head of Telenor Group’s Asia Distribution program driving regional synergies and scale.
Mehrotra will succeed Vivek Sood who has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in Telenor Group effective from 1 November 2015.
Recently, the company also launched free insurance for every Telenor India customer – a transformative initiative in the Indian Mobile Network sector.