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Bharti Airtel announces new organisation structure for India operations

New Delhi, February 7, 2013: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in over 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced a new organisation structure for its Indian operations. The new organisation design, which will be effective March 1, 2013, is aimed at furthering the Company’s initiatives to build a more connected organisation, which is closer to the market place and is able to deliver a world-class experience to customers.

The Company has outlined a new hub organisation design for its India operations. Instead of the current 3 regional hubs, the organisation will now be divided into 8 hub operations reporting to a newly created position of Director - Market Operations.

Circle CEOs who report in to a Hub CEO will continue to operate with the same level of independence. The Hub CEO will provide overall guidance and oversight to the Circles under it.

Ajai Puri, currently Operations Director North & East has been appointed as the Director - Market Operations for India and will report to Gopal Vittal, Jt MD and CEO Designate for India.

Raghunath Mandava, currently Operations Director for West & Distribution has been appointed Director - Customer Experience, reporting to Gopal Vittal.

Najib Khan, CMO - Airtel Business, has been appointed as CEO Homes and Office. In this role, Najib will be responsible for the Company’s Telemedia business, the SMB vertical, LTE and Wi-fi.

K Srinivas will take over as Director - Special Projects (effective 4th March 2013). He would be responsible for evaluating potential investment opportunities and developing business case across various lines of business and report to the Chairman, Bharti Airtel.

About Bharti Airtel:

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 262 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2012. To know more please visit,