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Kumar Mangalam Birla To Lead India’s Largest Telecom Company Vodafone-Idea Merged Entity Leadership Team

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular Ltd. are in the process of a merger and announced the key leadership team which will head the merged entity; named Kumar Mangalam Birla, an Indian industrialist and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India, will be the non-executive chairman of the Vodafone-Idea combine.



Idea Cellular and Vodafone Group on Thursday reported the new administration group of the destined to-be combined substance that will have Kumar Mangalam Birla as the non-executive Chairman and Balesh Sharma as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Balesh Sharma, presently filling in as Chief Operating Officer (CCO) of Vodafone India, will deal with the join strategies for success of the combined substance, and its execution and combination. The most recent merger will make the new Idea-Vodafone element as the nation’s greatest telecom administrator with a piece of the pie of around 35 for each penny.

Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao, in a consolidated articulation stated: “The group has broad operational experience and is a magnificent mix of aptitude from both the organizations. We anticipate the fulfillment of the merger and contending as one organization in the commercial center.”

The current administration groups of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India will keep on managing their different organizations and be responsible for each organization’s operational execution until the point that the merger winds up powerful. “It is just upon the culmination that the two organizations will stop to work as unmistakable and contending elements,” Idea Cellular in administrative recording said.

Additionally, Akshaya Moondra, at present Chief Financial Officer at Idea, will fill in as the CFO of the merger element, while Ambrish Jain, as of now Deputy Managing Director at Idea, will deal with circle activities and administration conveyance. The merger is relied upon to finish in the primary portion of the present calender year.

It might be reviewed that the two organizations in 2017 had reported they would join the activities to make the nation’s biggest telecom company worth over $23 billion. The Vodafone-Idea merger – which is set to oust the numero uno player Bharti Airtel – was fast approaching as the occupant administrators have been wounded by forceful offers from newcomer Reliance Jio, which set off a levy war in the Indian telecom market. The cheap data plans and unlimited call facility offered by Jio not only forced several users to change their mobile operators but also led to the winding up of four telecom companies, including RCom, Tata Teleservices, Telenor and Aircel.

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