India’s Telecom Movers And Shakers Of 2013
It is hard to believe that the year 2013 will come to an end in just a few days from now. The action packed year had not even a single moment of flatness. Right from the aggressive uptake of social media and struggles of BlackBerry and Aakash to the government’s decision to change policies for the better, the telecom industry saw many high and lows in the year. While we have already covered many of those events in our special round-ups, we also note that the journey of the industry couldn’t have been so enthralling without the efforts of key members and the executives, who nurtured their respective companies in different roles.
The CEO of Micromax, the country’s leading domestic smartphone maker, decided to leave the company to join a publishing company Pearson as its Managing Director. The resignation was announced a couple of months after Micromax’s co-founder Rajesh Agarwal was allegedly involved in a bribery scandal. Mehrotra had joined Micromax in December 2011 from Bharti Airtel, and was responsible for product overhaul, trade partnerships and company’s overall business performance.
Jonathan Bill, SVP, Innovation and Business Development for Vodafone India, decided to leave the company to follow his dream of entrepreneurship. Bill was on special assignment to India and was responsible to drive the uptake of data services. He played a key role in implementing a 70-30 revenue sharing model for Vodafone’s partners and application developers.