Airtel appoints Vani Venkatesh as CEO of Retail

airtel-aadhaar-based-e-kyc-in-biharTelecom network operator Bharti Airtel today announced the appointment of Vani Venkatesh as CEO – Retail responsible for driving Airtel’s retail strategy across retail touch points.

Rohit Malhotra, who after spending over nine years with the company in various senior positions, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of Airtel.

In her last role, Vani Venkatesh was responsible for the medical nutrition business at Abbott Healthcare (India).

Prior to Abbott Healthcare, Vani Venkatesh worked with McKinsey & Company, leading projects across industries, helping her clients to plan and implement retail strategies.

She began her career with Hindustan Unilever in the Finance division. Vani is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She is also a qualified CA, Cost and Works Accountant and Company Secretary.

Airtel has revamped and rolled out company owned company operated Airtel stores across the country. Airtel has over 550 COCO stores in multiple formats across the country. These COCO stores are supplemented by over 2400 franchisee retail stores across India.

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