Sandip Das on 13 January 2015 resigned as the Managing Director (MD) of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd to join the board of Reliance Retail Ltd. However, Reliance Jio’s other Managing Director Sanjay Mashruwala will continue to head the firm.
Reliance Retail Ltd is developing a long-term evolution (LTE) device ecosystem for Reliance Jio’s growth in the telecom space by building sales and distribution channels including retail stores. Das will mentor the Jio division of Reliance Retail.
Sandip Das' appointment came at the time when Reliance Jio is preparing to launch 4G telecom services in 2015. The company has not been able to launch its 4G services despite winning the spectrum in 2010.
• Das was Chief Executive Officer of Maxis Communications Ltd for six years prior to joining Reliance Jio in 2013.
• He has also worked as Deputy Managing Director of Hutchinson Essar that was later acquired by Vodafone India Ltd.
• He had also served for 2 years on the Board of the Global GSM Development Fund and was the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Service Industry Panel.
Who: Sandip Das
When: 13 January 2015