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Airtel DTH appoints Sunil Taldar as CEO and Director

Taldar will drive growth and innovation for Airtel Digital TV. He takes over from Shashi Arora who has moved to Airtel Payments Bank as MD and CEO

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | December 6, 2016

Sunil Taldar Sunil Taldar

Bharti Airtel, one of India’s largest telecommunications services provider, announced the appointment of Sunil Taldar as CEO and Director of DTH. Taldar will be a member of the Airtel Management Board and report to Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel. Taldar takes over from Shashi Arora who has moved to Airtel Payments Bank as MD and CEO.

In his new role, Taldar will be responsible for driving growth and innovation for Airtel Digital TV, which is a key growth driver within the company’s B2C portfolio.

Commenting on the appointment, Vittal said, “We are pleased to have Sunil as part of our leadership team and hope that his rich experience across consumer facing categories will add value to our DTH portfolio. I wish Sunil all the best for his new role and look forward to working with him. I would also thank Shashi for his valuable contribution to Airtel Digital TV.”

Taldar has a rich experience of over 28 years in the FMCG industry with Mondelez, where he held several senior leadership positions across multiple geographies, including India, China and Singapore across Sales, Marketing, Media and General Management.

In his last role, Taldar was Country Head, Indonesia for Mondelez, where he played a critical role in turning around the business. Prior to this, Taldar was India Sales Director for Cadbury where he transformed the company's go to market capabilities and delivered solid growth.

Airtel Digital TV had over 12.4 million customers at the end of the quarter that ended on September 2016 and the business recorded a revenue growth of 21 per cent and customer growth of 17 per cent for the same period.

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