Uninor has announced the appointment of Vivek Sood as the new CEO. He has replaced Morten Karslen Sorby. Along with this the telco has also appointed Upanga Dutta as the CMO. Both the appointments will come into effect from 1 December, 2014.
Speaking about the news appointments, Sigve Brekke, Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor in Asia, said, “I would like to express Telenor Group’s gratitude to Morten Karlsen Sørby, who has served as Uninor’s CEO since January 2014. During this period, Uninor has continued to carve out its position in the highly competitive Indian telecom market. Morten has, along with his team, strengthened the Sabse Sasta (best on value) promise to our customers by making affordable data services available to the mass market. We respect his decision to step down in order to take care of his immediate family in Sweden, and look forward to work with him in a new role with the group.
Earlier, Vivek Sood worked with Grameephone the leading telecom operator in Bangladesh. Under his supervision and guidance the company crossed the 50 million customer milestone and became first country within the Telenor Group to do so. Prior to his role in Grameephone he worked as a CFO with Uninor. He his 20 year long career he worked with companies like Tata AIG Life Insurance, Hutchison Telecom, Tupperware India and Hindustan Lever Limited (Unilever).
Speaking about his new role in the organization, Vivek Sood, CEO, Uninor, said, “I am happy to return to Uninor and to work with a passionate team which is delivering strongly, both on revenues and subscriber share. With the extension of Uninor’s Sabse Sasta proposition to Internet-based services and ongoing investments in the network across all circles, the company is set to deliver further growth.”
On the other hand, Upanga Dutta the new CMO was part of the team that introduced Uninor’s services in Mumbai and became the fourth largest operator in customer market share. Before joining Uninor in 2009, he was associated with Idea, Bharti Airtel and Carrier Aircon.