COAI announced its new leadership team at its Annual General Body Meeting for the Financial Year 2020-21.
Ajai Puri, Chief Operating Officer (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel, will once again hold the position of Chairman. Pramod Kumar Mittal, President, Reliance Jio Infocomm, will be the Vice Chairman of the association.
Ajai Puri has been with Bharti Airtel since 2004, and has held several senior leadership positions including Director – Market Operations and Director and CEO – DTH.
Pramod Kumar Mittal comes with a rich experience of 42 years in telecommunications. Before joining India‘s largest telecom operator, Reliance Jio Infocomm as President, Mittal served in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, for over 37 years.
SP Kochhar, Director General of COAI, said: “As the industry continues to play its critical role, the future has a lot in store for us with the ecosystem gearing up for 5G. We are committed to play an even greater role in achieving the Digital India vision.”