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Bharti Airtel Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Country’s top telecom operator Bharti Airtel has announced senior leadership appointments for its B2B unit.

Ajay Chitkara has been appointed as Director and CEO, Airtel Business to spearhead the domestic and global enterprise business as one unit.

Chitkara will continue reporting to Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO, Bharti Airtel.

Airtel also announced the appointment of Pankaj Miglani as CEO – Global Business. Miglani will report to Ajay Chitkara. In his previous role, Miglani was CFO, Bharti Infratel and played a key role in the company’s IPO in 2012.

Chitkara has been with Airtel since 2001 and is credited with building brand Airtel in the global wholesale segment. In his previous role as Director & CEO, Global Business and Nxtra, he was responsible for creating business strategies for Carriers, Global Enterprise and OTT segments, and implementing them globally through the regional teams. Under Chitkara’s leadership, Global Business grew in topline to become a billion-dollar business, while EBIT margins jumped five-fold since 2013.

Pankaj Miglani, who is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary with over 25 years of experience, has earlier worked in Airtel for 10 years in various roles.

Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, “I am delighted at Ajay’s appointment to lead Airtel’s B2B business as an integrated entity, which will help us leverage our global reach and deep relationships in the enterprise segment. I am also pleased to welcome back Pankaj after his successful stint with Bharti Infratel.” – Business Standard

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