RCom rejigs top deck, appoints Vinod Sawhny as CEO

vinod-sawhny-rcom-ceoAnil Ambani owned telecom firm Reliance Communications today restructured its top management. It also appointed former Bharti executive Vinod Sawhny as its CEO. So far there was no overall CEO of Reliance Communications, though there are chief executives for its various business units.

Gurdeep Singh who is serving as CEO of its wireless division will now look after all of RCom’s consumer business. The consumer business unit of Rcom includes wireless service, DTH and consumer broadband business. This consumer business unit contributes over 70% of Reliance Communications’ overall revenue. Punit Garg will continue as CEO of Reliance Communications enterprise and IDC business. Similarly, Bill Barney will continue as the CEO of Reliance Globalcom which Flag Telecom, Vanco and Yipes.

Sawhny has over 30 years of experience in establishing and building diverse businesses,including telecommunications, retail and consumer durables. Prior to joining RCom, Sawhny worked with Bharti Group for more than 10 years, in various roles, including Member of the Bharti Airtel Management Board, Joint President, Airtel Enterprises, Executive Director and CEO, Airtel Mobility, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Bharti Retail.

The company has also restructured its management board. The board now includes Vinod Sawhny, Gurdeep Singh, Punit Garg, Bill Barney, Suresh Rangachar who is the President IT and Services, CFO Manikantan Iyer and RCom’s President, HR Amit Das.

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