R Chandrasekhar, fondly known as Chandru, head - brand and media at Bharti Airtel, has put in his papers at the company. Though his next destination is not known, highly placed sources in the industry reveal that in all probability, he would join Reliance Mobile in a marketing role.
According to the grapevine, one of the other options on his platter is joining a financial services company.
Chandru has been with Airtel for three years, where he played an instrumental role in brand communication by building on the brand's emotional connect. In a career spanning 13 years, he has also worked with Britannia and Marico.
Bharti Airtel Limited is one of Asia's leading integrated telecom services providers with operations in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The company is structured into four strategic business units -- mobile, telemedia, enterprise and digital TV.
The mobile business offers services in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 Indian cities. The digital TV business provides direct-to-home TV services across India; while the enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long-distance services to telcos.