Himanshu Kapania to Lead COAI

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Himanshu Kapania, managing director, Idea Cellular

Himanshu Kapania, managing director of Idea Cellular will lead COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) for 2015-16.

Kapania has been elected as the chairman of COAI and Gopal Vittal, joint managing director and CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel has been elected as the vice chairman. COAI has also formed its executive council for the new term at its AGM meeting held on 28th May, 2015.

Himanshu Kapania has been the managing director of Idea Cellular since April 2011. He has rich experience of over two decades where he has seen the Indian telecom industry start from a two player market in the early 90s, to the hyper competition of today with a dozen global mobile operators.

Kapania spearheaded Idea Cellular to be one of the top 3 telecom players and also serves on the board of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt Ltd (ABMCPL), the strategic advisory unit of the $40 billion Aditya Birla Group. He is an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Gopal Vittal, joint managing director and CEO (India and South Asia) of Bharti Airtel has a vast experience of 25 years in senior leadership positions in FMCG and telecom vertical. Vittal is an alumnus of Madras Christian College and Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

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