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Ravinder Takkar Appointed As the New CEO of Vodafone India Replacing Balesh Sharma

The Board of Vodafone India has appointed Ravinder Takkar, who is currently Vodafone Group’s representative in India, as the new MD (Managing Director) and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) with immediate effect.


Takkar replaces CEO Balesh Sharma, who has stepped down citing personal reasons.


Sharma was the representative of Vodafone in the JV(Joint Venture) between British telecom giant Vodafone and Aditya Birla Group’s Idea that was formed to fight the onslaught of free calls and cheap data plans implemented by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio.


This move comes immediately after Sharma was announced as the chairman of the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) at industry association’s Annual General Body meeting held in june 2019.

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