Vodafone India is restructuring its commercial team, promoting some key people and changing the reporting structure, ahead of its proposed merger with Idea Cellular

The objective is to give meaty roles to those Vodafone believes are people that must be retained (after Idea merger),” said a person close to the developments.

People have also been given promotions, keeping in mind their Idea counterparts.”

The country’s second largest mobile operator has not found a replacement for former chief commercial officer Sandeep Kataria, who has joined Bata India as chief executive. Instead it has promoted some team members who will now report directly to chief operating office Balesh Sharma.

Kavita Nair, who was executive vice president for retail and digital, now takes charge as associate director, commercial operations, handling customer service, retail, and digital for the company.

Her peer Aveensh Khosla takes charge as associate director, consumer business, handling voice, data and value-added services such as content aggregation.

Both will now report directly to Sharma.

Siddharth Banerjee, executive vice president brand and marketing, continues to handle the same portfolio, but will report directly to the COO.

Vodafone declined comment.

Arvind Nevatia, who was also part of Kataria’s team, is being sent as Vodafone’s business head of Punjab circle.


This is the second time that Vodafone India has changed its reporting structure this year. – My Times Now



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