Bharti Airtel announced more changes with a new organisation structure for its Indian operations.

The company has outlined a new hub organisation design for its India operations. Instead of the current three regional hubs, the organisation will now be divided into 8 hub operations reporting to a newly created position of Director - Market Operations. “The new organisation design, which will be effective March 1, is aimed at furthering the company’s initiatives to build a more connected organisation, which is closer to the market place,” Airtel said.

Circle CEOs, who report to a Hub CEO, will continue to operate with the same level of independence. The Hub CEO will provide overall guidance and oversight to the Circles under it.

Ajai Puri, currently Operations Director North & East, has been appointed as the Director - Market Operations for India and will report to Gopal Vittal, Joint MD and CEO Designate for India. Current CEO Sanjay Kapoor will exit at the end of this month.

Raghunath Mandava, currently Operations Director for West & Distribution, has been appointed Director - Customer Experience, reporting to Gopal Vittal.

Najib Khan, CMO - Airtel Business, has been appointed as CEO Homes and Office. In this role, Najib will be responsible for the Company’s Telemedia business, the SMB vertical, LTE and Wi-fi.

K. Srinivas, who was currently number two after the CEO, will take over as Director - Special Projects (effective March 4). He will be responsible for evaluating potential investment opportunities and developing business case across various lines of business and report to Sunil Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel.

Thomas.thomas@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on February 7, 2013)
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