After posting 5% fall in Q2 revenue, Reliance Communications hires Shamik Das as joint president


Reliance Communications has inducted Shamik Das, CEO of S Tel, as the joint
president & chief operating officer of RCom’s wireless


The appointment is happening at a time when Reliance Communications reported a 4.59 percent drop in Q2 2011-12 revenue to Rs 4,792 crore from Rs 5,023 crore
in the same quarter previous fiscal. The decline in revenue is despite Reliance
Communications’ customer base growth of 2.7 percent to 147 million from 143
million in the previous quarter.


Shamik will be a member of the wireless management board. Shamik will report to
Syed Safawi, president Wireless Business.


Shamik’s expertise in strategic planning & execution, operational management,
collaboration & partnership, supply chain will enable Reliance Communications to maximize its competitive advantage in the Indian telecom Markets.


Reliance Communications appointed two new COOs for Reliance Globalcom and
Reliance Enterprise, besides other managers for its wireless business.


While Rory Cole has been appointed as president & COO – Carrier & ISP
to head the carrier business at Reliance Globalcom, V.S. Gopi Gopinath is set
to join as president & COO for Reliance Globalcom’s Global Enterprise
Business Unit (GEBU). Both COOs will be members of the Global Enterprise
Management Board, responsible for SBU – Carriers; and will report to Punit
Garg, president & CEO – GEBU.


Besides S Tel, Shamik has earlier worked in senior level positions in Airtel,
where he was the CEO of Airtel South Regions, group CFO & chief supply
chain for Airtel’s mobile & infotel business.


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