Udit Jain has decided to move on from Airtel after close to six years of association. In his last role, he was serving as the Head of Marketing for Airtel Payments Bank.
In September 2016, he had joined Airtel as the Head of Marketing and Brand. Jain was in charge of the brand marketing team for mobility, B2B, DTH, retail, app, and circle operations. Following that, in August 2019, he was appointed as the Head of Marketing at Airtel Payments Bank, a position he held for nearly three years.
Announcing his decision through a post on LinkedIn, Jain said, “It's a wrap up! After an exhilarating 5 years and 9 months, I am moving on from Airtel. Time has literally flown.”
Recollecting his journey he wrote, “I joined at the time when the third telecom war just started. Next three years were with lots of pressure cooker situations, heartbreaks and ultimately wins. Market was changing; Industry consolidation, category shift to bundles and advent of OTT. The shifts were massive and very fast and we delivered and delivered in style. Not only we survived, but now are a dominant player. I still remember our CEO saying ‘We are a 70,000-crore start-up’. Airtel embodies every bit of it in thinking, spirit and action.”
“Next 2.5 years at Airtel Payments bank were even better. A fintech backed by a business house growing by a whopping 60% year-on-year. While other players struggled, we delivered hyper growth with profits. A start-up within a start-up (Airtel), the speed was just massive.”
His next move is yet to be known.
He had earlier been associated with Reckitt Benckiser for over 10 years, during which he served in various capacities, apart from a year-long stint at Tecumseh Products Company.