Airtel appoints Sunil Taldar as CEO & Director – DTH
Bharti Airtel has brought on board Sunil Taldar as CEO & Director - DTH. Taldar will be a member of the Airtel Management Board and report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel. He takes over from Shashi Arora, who after a successful stint of around five years as CEO – DTH has moved as MD & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank.
In his new role, 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.
In his last role, Taldar was Country Head - Indonesia for Mondelez, where he played a critical role in turning around the business. Prior to this, he was India Sales Director for Cadbury, where he transformed the company’s go-to market capabilities and delivered solid growth.
Taldar has a rich experience of over 28 years in the FMCG industry with Mondelez (erstwhile Cadbury), where he held several senior leadership positions across multiple geographies, including India, China, and Singapore across Sales, Marketing, Media and General Management.
Commenting on the appointment, Gopal Vittal said, “We are pleased to have Sunil as part of our leadership team and hope that his rich experience across consumer facing categories will add value to our DTH portfolio. I wish Sunil all the best for his new role and look forward to working with him. I would also thank Shashi for his valuable contribution to Airtel Digital TV.”
Airtel Digital TV had over 12.4 million customers at the end of the quarter ended September 2016 and the business recorded a revenue growth of 21 per cent and customer growth of 17 per cent for the same period.