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Airtel appoints Ganesh Lakshminarayanan as CEO, enterprise business

He takes over from Ashish Arora who will now be CEO – Global Business and look at expanding Airtel’s global networks.

Bharti Airtel announced the appointment of Ganesh Lakshminarayanan as CEO-enterprise business.

In his new role, Lakshminarayanan will be responsible for further strengthening Airtel’s market leadership in the B2B segment and accelerate growth as enterprises undergo digital transformation to become future ready.

He will report to Ajay Chitkara, director – Airtel Business.

Prior to joining Airtel, he was COO, Capillary Technologies. He was instrumental in starting Dell’s operations in India twenty years ago. Over the years, Lakshminarayanan led various functions at Dell – Global Consumer and SME services, e-Commerce business for America and Sales Ops for APAC. In his last role at Dell, he was the President and MD of Dell India. He was also an advisor to start-ups like Practo, Belong and Porter and served on the executive councils of NASSCOM and FICCI.

Ganesh takes over from Ashish Arora who will now be CEO – Global Business and look at expanding Airtel’s global networks, including submarine cable systems, to serve international and domestic customers.

Commenting on the appointment, Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO, Bharti Airtel said, “I am delighted to welcome Ganesh to the Airtel Business team. Digital transformation of India has thrown up massive growth opportunities and Airtel is well positioned to leverage these. I am confident that Ganesh’s rich experience will add immense value to our growth plans. I also thank Ashish for his contribution and wish him and Ganesh the very best in their new roles.”