Bharti Group confirmed Jain’s appointment but refused to divulge further details. “Raj Jain has been appointed as adviser to Bharti Group,” said a Bharti Group spokesperson. Jain too confirmed his appointment but refused to spell out the details about his role in the company.
“Jain is already in talks with a few of his ex-colleagues at Wal-Mart India in order to bring them over to Bharti Group,” said an industry insider.
In June, Wal-Mart replaced Jain by appointing Ramnik Narsey as the head of its India operations.