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Telecom News -Bharti Airtel announces new organisation structure for its India and South Asia operations

New Delhi , 07 July, 2011 New structure to drive the next phase of companys growth

Creation of B2C and B2B business verticals for enhanced business efficiency and employee value Transformation from a technology facing organisation structure to a customer facing one Will provide enhanced empowerment to employees

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced a new organization structure for its operations in India and South Asia. The new structure, which will be effective starting August 1, 2011, is aimed at driving greater business and functional synergies,

providing a common interface to customers, and creating a de-layered and more agile organization. In addition, the new structure will provide more meaningful, empowered roles and enhance employee engagement. Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Airtel, said Bharti Airtel has always adopted transformational business models that have set the industry benchmark. As we move into the next phase of our growth journey, this new organization structure marks a major step towards building an organization of the future. Customers are at the core of our business and with this new structure we are proactively creating an integrated customer centric organisation. I am confident that this will provide us a solid platform to achieve our vision of making Airtel the most loved brand enriching the lives of millions. The transformed organisation structure will have two distinct Customer Business Units (CBU) with clear focus on B2C (Business to Customer) and B2B (Business to Business) segments. Bharti Airtels B2C business unit will comprehensively service the retail consumers, homes and small offices, by combining the erstwhile business units - Mobile, Telemedia, Digital TV, and other emerging businesses (like Mcommerce, M-health, M-advertising etc). The B2C organization will consist of Consumer Business and Market Operations. The Consumer Business group will lead the overall B2C strategy and will focus on customer experience, product and service innovation (including data, VAS, new products/services), and build an ecosystem around the B2C services. K Srinivas will lead this vertical as the President, Consumer Business. Market Operations group will lead the go-to-market strategy. This vertical will take products and services to customers in South Asia with speed and efficiency. Market Operations will complement the Consumer Business by building a robust go-to-market ecosystem and leverage Bharti Airtels vast distribution reach. Market Operations in India & South Asia will be divided in three regions, each headed by an Operations Director: the North, East & Bangladesh operations will be headed by Ajai Puri; South & Sri Lanka operations will be headed by Vineet Taneja; and operations in the West will be headed by Raghunath Mandava (along with National Distribution portfolio). The B2B business unit will continue its focus on serving large corporate and carriers through Bharti Airtels wide portfolio of telecommunication solutions. The B2B organization will continue to be led by Drew Kelton. In their new roles K Srinivas, Ajai Puri, Raghunath Mandava and Vineet Taneja, along with Drew Kelton, will report to Sanjay Kapoor, CEO India & South Asia. Atul Bindal, who has successfully led the Mobility Business for over 2 years, will move into a role within the Group. - end Bharti Airtel Announces Strategic Organisation Changes For Future Growth

Creates International Business Group for enhanced focus on international expansion beyond India and South Asia Manoj Kohli to head the International Business Group and lead Airtels global foray as CEO (International) & Joint MD Sanjay Kapoor promoted to CEO, Bharti Airtel (India and South Asia) to consolidate Airtels leadership position New Delhi, January 13, 2010 : Bharti Airtel Limited, one of Asias leading telecom services provider, today announced strategic organizational changes w ith the objective to enhance its focus on expanding operations to international markets beyond India and South Asia and further consolidate its leadership position in India. The company announced the creation of a new, empowered and dedicated International Business Group that will be responsible for expanding the companys operations beyond India and South Asia region. Manoj Kohli, who is currently the CEO (India and South Asia) & Joint MD of the company,

will head the International Business Group as CEO (International) & Joint MD and will continue to be a member of the Bharti Airtel Board. The International Business Group will comprise a team of seasoned and experienced professionals, including from within the Bharti group, from areas such as Business Development, Networks & IT, SCM, Project and Performance Excellence, Brand and Customer Experience. Sanjay Kapoor, currently the Deputy CEO of the company, will be elevated to the position of CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel. Sanjay would have end-to-end responsibility of leading India and South Asia businesses of Bharti Airtel and will drive growth and business synergies in Mobile Services, Telemedia Services, Enterprise Services and DTH. He will lead Bharti Airtel towards strengthening its position as a benchmark in innovative practices, brand leadership, operational efficiency, customer value and leadership depth. Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Airtel said, The next phase of our journey is set to be another game changer requiring superior thrust and focused leadership. We continue to win in the Indian telecom market, which is going through a phase of hyper competition. At the same time, we will be developing comprehensive plans for our journey to cover emerging markets beyond India and the South Asia. Bharti Airtel has one of the finest management teams in the country and a strong leadership pipeline. This new structure will leverage our management depth and build a strong platform for fulfilling our global vision. Manoj and Sanjay, are amongst the finest professionals in telecom industry not just in India but across the world and have contributed immensely to the success of Bharti Airtel. I wish both of them the very best for their new assignments. added Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal. Both Manoj and Sanjay will report to Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Airtel. The new organization structure is effective 01 April 2010. About Bharti Airtel Limited : Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is among Asias leading integrated telecom services providers with operations in India and Sri Lanka. The company had an aggregate of over 118 million customers as of end November 2009, including 116.01 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by Business Week. . Bharti Airtel is structured as four strategic business units - Mobile, Telemedia, Enterprise and Digital TV. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 Indian cities. The Enterprise business provides end-toend telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. The Digital TV business provides Direct-to-Home TV services across India. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtels national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 113,326 Rkms covering all the major cities in India. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai and Mumbai, that connect two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit www.airtel.in
Bharti Airtel announces new organisation structure for its India and South Asia operations

New structure to drive the next phase of companys growth Creation of B2C and B2B business verticals for enhanced business efficiency and employee value Transformation from a technology facing organisation structure to a customer facing one

Will provide enhanced empowerment to employees New Delhi, July 7, 2011: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced a new organization structure for its operations in India and South Asia. The new structure, which will be effective starting August 1, 2011, is aimed at driving greater business and functional synergies, providing a common interface to customers, and creating a de-layered and more agile organization. In addition, the new structure will provide more meaningful, empowered roles and enhance employee engagement. Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Airtel, said Bharti Airtel has always adopted transformational business models that have set the industry benchmark. As we move into the next phase of our growth journey, this new organization structure marks a major step towards building an organization of the future. Customers are at the core of our business and with this new structure we are proactively creating an integrated customer centric organisation. I am confident that this will provide us a solid platform to achieve our vision of making Airtel the most loved brand enriching the lives of millions. The transformed organisation structure will have two distinct Customer Business Units (CBU) with clear focus on B2C (Business to Customer) and B2B (Business to Business) segments. Bharti Airtels B2C business unit will comprehensively service the retail consumers, homes and small offices, by combining the erstwhile business units - Mobile, Telemedia, Digital TV, and other emerging businesses (like M-commerce, M-health, M-advertising etc). The B2C organization will consist of Consumer Business andMarket Operations. The Consumer Business group will lead the overall B2C strategy and will focus on customer experience, product and service innovation (including data, VAS, new products/services), and build an ecosystem around the B2C services. K Srinivas will lead this vertical as the President, Consumer Business. Market Operations group will lead the go-to-market strategy. This vertical will take products and services to customers in South Asia with speed and efficiency. Market Operations will complement the Consumer Business by building a robust go-to-market ecosystem and leverage Bharti Airtels vast distribution reach. Market Operations in India & South Asia will be divided in three regions, each headed by an Operations Director: theNorth, East & Bangladesh operations will be headed by Ajai Puri; South & Sri Lanka operations will be headed by Vineet Taneja; and operations in the West will be headed by Raghunath Mandava (along with National Distribution portfolio). The B2B business unit will continue its focus on serving large corporate and carriers through Bharti Airtels wide portfolio of telecommunication solutions. The B2B organization will continue to be led by Drew Kelton. In their new roles K Srinivas, Ajai Puri, Raghunath Mandava and Vineet Taneja, along with Drew Kelton, will report to Sanjay Kapoor, CEO India & South Asia. Atul Bindal, who has successfully led the Mobility Business for over 2 years, will move into a role within the Group. About Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. The company offers mobile voice & data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek. Bharti Airtel had over 226 million customers across its operations at the end of May 2011. To know more please visit, www.airtel.in
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