New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has appointed Manoj Kohli to head the company's telecom business as Sunil Mittal has handed over his operational responsibilities in the company.
The Group has appointed Sanjay Kapoor, Atul Bindal and David Nishball joint presidents to lead the mobile business, broadband and telephony and enterprise services respectively.
Kohli will report to Mittal, and also work closely with Akhil Gupta, group lead director - telecom, Bharti Enterprises.
The three joint presidents will report to Kohli.
Sarvjit Dhillon has been appointed chief financial officer and director-strategy, Bharti Airtel. Dhillon will report to Kohli and functionally to Akhil Gupta, who is also the Chairman of Group Finance and Audit Council.
According to analysts Bharti Airtel is gearing up to counter the challenge posed by the entry of Vodafone in India, after it acquired Hutchison's stake in Hutch-Essar.
The country's third-most valuable firm with a market cap of $31.6 billion said the existing business roles and responsibilities at the company had been strengthened and enhanced to ensure greater operational empowerment and bring in effective management to take on competition.
The company has also laid an aggressive strategy to take on competition by adding nearly 100 million subscribers over the next three years. The company said it is looking at acquiring telecom companies in neighbouring countries.
Bharti Airtel currently has 35 million subscribers and commands 22 per cent of India's mobile phone market.