Bharti Airtel has appointed Ashok Ganapathy as Director – Airtel Business with effect from July 1, 2016. He will report to Gopal Vittal, CEO and Managing Director (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel.
As Director – Airtel Business, Ashok will be responsible for driving the growth of Bharti Airtel’s B2B portfolio that serves top corporations, government entities and other corporates with end-to-end solutions. He will take over from Manish Prakash, who is moving into a new role as Director – Strategic Alliances.
Gopal Vittal said “I am delighted at the appointment of Ashok to lead Airtel Business, which is a key contributor to our growth. I am confident that his diverse experience will bring immense value to the portfolio that Manish has successfully built. I wish both Ashok and Manish the very best for their new roles.”
Ashok joined Bharti Airtel in 2013 as the Hub CEO for Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa & Gujarat circles. He has over 26 years of experience across FMCG, Retail, Entertainment and Telecom sectors.
He is a B. Tech from IIT, Madras and completed his MBA from IIM – Ahmedabad. He started his career with Hindustan Unilever in 1990 as a Management Trainee.