• Urjit Patel has been appointed as governor of the Reserve Bank of India for a three-year term, he was Deputy Governor prior to this elevation. He succeeds Raghuram Rajan who demits office on September 3.
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal has been re-appointed as the chairman of Bharti Airtel for another five years, wef October 1, 2016.
  • Anant Maheshwari has been appointed as president, Microsoft India. Maheshwari, who will be joining from Honeywell, will take over the operations of the company from Bhaskar Pramanik, who retires from January 1, 2017.
  • Sriram Rajamani has been appointed as the new managing director of Microsoft Research India Lab. He will replace Chandu Thekkath, who was the managing director of the lab for two years. Prior to joining the India lab, Rajamani headed the Software Productivity Tools group within Microsoft's research lab.
  • David He has been appointed as the new president of Huawei Enterprise US. Prior to this appointment, He served as president of Marketing and Solution Sales for Huawei's Enterprise Business Group.
  • Vivek Badrinath has been appointed as the head of Vodafone Group's business in Africa, Middle-East, and Asia-Pacific. Badrinath will replace Serpil Timuray, who will be appointed as chief of commercial operations and strategy officer for Vodafone.
  • Jason Whiley has been appointed as director of sales for Epson Middle-East. He will be responsible for defining and directing the sales strategy for Epson's vertical markets in the Middle-East region.
  • Rajesh Thadani has been appointed as the head and executive director-consumer, online, and e-commerce at Lenovo India. He will lead the growth strategy to further strengthen Lenovo's growing consumer segment in the country.
  • Jan Geldmacher has been appointed as the president of enterprise for Sprint.
  • Alexandra Reich is to become the new CEO of Telenor's Hungarian outfit and executive vice president of the Telenor Group, effective November 1, 2016. Reich will take over from Christopher Laska.
  • Abdul Aziz Ali has been appointed as the country manager for Brocade Malaysia.
  • JØrgen C. Arentz Rostrup has been appointed as the chief financial officer of Telenor Group.
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  • Rajesh Krishnamurthy, executive VP and head of energy, utilities, and telecommunications at Infosys has been elevated as President. Krishnamurthy has replaced Sanjay Purohit as head of consulting and has joined the elite club of presidents.


  • Purushottam Kaushik, managing director of sales for India and SAARC region in Cisco, has exited the company.
  • Manish Prakash, Bharti Airtel's director of strategic alliances, has resigned.
  • Lalit S. Chowdhary, Cisco's director-systems engineering for service provider, India and SAARC, has resigned.
  • Joydeep Bose, managing director of Cisco Asia-Pacific and Japan has resigned.
  • Bill Maris has stepped down as CEO of Google Ventures. Maris' successor will be GV managing partner David Krane.
  • Yahoo Inc's vice president Anne Espiritu is leaving the company after four years, ahead of Verizon Communications' takeover. She will be joining Oscar Insurance Corp.
  • Amajit Gupta, Juniper's managing director for India and SAARC region has left the company to pursue other opportunities outside the company.
  • Abhijit Bhaduri, chief learning officer, Wipro has resigned.
  • Ramzi Haidamus president of Nokia technologies unit is leaving the company. Brad Rodrigues, currently head of strategy and business development in Nokia Technologies, will assume the role of acting president.

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