Balesh Sharma steps down as CEO of Vodafone Idea; Ravinder Takkar to take over.
Ravinder Takkar, an old hand at Vodafone Group, will be taking the reins of Vodafone Idea Ltd as chief executive officer with immediate effect after Balesh Sharma having quit for personal reasons.as per ET reports.
He has been with Vodafone Group for over 25 years and has worked in several leadership positions across Vodafone’s operating companies.
Ravinder Takkar was being CEO of Vodafone Romania for three years and CEO of Vodafone partner markets in London.
In the lead up to the merger, Vodafone had got in Takkar, besides outgoing Vodafone India MD Sunil Sood, to move things along within the company and outside it.
He is not new to the Indian telecom sector either. He has closely watched the Indian industry since 2007 when Vodafone Group entered the Indian market.
During the decade, he has held a number of senior roles in strategy and business development and he was CEO of the enterprise business of the company. He’s one of the key people overlooking the integration process.
By: Abhinav Ranjan, Editorial Desk, DKODING Media