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Bigger roles for Rakesh, Rajan Mittal in Bharti

Leading telecom operator Bharti Enterprises announces a strategic restructuring at the apex corporate level.

business Updated: Aug 05, 2008 21:12 IST
HT Correspondent

Leading telecom operator Bharti Enterprises on Tuesday announced a strategic restructuring at the apex corporate level.

Under the reshuffle, Rakesh Bharti Mittal and Rajan Bharti Mittal will be the vice chairmen and managing directors of Bharti Enterprises.

Rajan Mittal, younger brother of the group chairman Sunil Mittal, has been elevated as the vice chairman and given the responsibility of the group’s retail, cash and carry and realty businesses.

As a part of the restructuring, an office of the chairman and group CEO has been created with primary focus on seeking growth opportunities, guiding businesses, securing financial health of the group, and growing and developing talent.

“With the new structure, we will engage functionally with our emerging businesses at a deeper level,” said Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and group CEO, Bharti Enterprises.

Akhil Gupta has been elevated as the deputy group CEO and MD. He will take charge of the tower infrastructure business as the vice chairman and MD, Bharti Infratel and also lead the financial services and the software business.

Manoj Kohli, has been elevated as the CEO & joint managing director of Bharti Airtel. “My focus will be to pursue growth strategies to achieve superior market leadership, while building a strong leadership funnel,” Kohli said.