Bharti Airtel Limited on 5 December 2016 announced the appointment of Sunil Taldar as the Chief Executive Officer and Director for its DTH business.
Taldar will take over from Shashi Arora who moved as Managing Director and CEO of Airtel Payments Bank.
Taldar will be a member of the Airtel Management Board and will report to Gopal Vittal, Chief Executive Officer at Bharti Airtel (India and South Asia).
As per Airtel, 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.”
Previously, Taldar worked with Cadbury as India Sales Director. He had also worked with Mondelez (Indonesia) as Country Head.
About Airtel digital TV
• Airtel digital TV is an Indian direct-broadcast satellite service provider.
• It is owned and operated by Bharti Airtel.
• It was launched in 2008.
• Its satellite service transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in India.
• At the end of the September 2016 quarter, Airtel digital TV had 12.4 million customers and recorded revenue growth of 21 per cent.
Who: Sunil Taldar
When: 5 December 2016