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Bharti Airtel appoints Srikanth Karra as Director – HR for India & South Asia

New Delhi, May 15, 2014: Bharti Airtel Limited (“Bharti Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Srikanth Karra as Director - Human Resources for its India & South Asia operations. Srikanth will report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO – India & South Asia, and be a member of the Airtel Management Board.

Srikanth will be responsible for bringing in business focused and innovative HR systems and processes, institutionalizing global benchmarks, delivering strategies and providing overall leadership to the HR function. He will work closely with the board to develop and execute various HR initiatives with a focus on simplicity, strong business relevance and impact.

Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel (India & South Asia) said, “We are delighted to have Srikanth on board. I am confident that his rich experience will help create a significant impact on our people strategy and processes as we enter an exciting phase of growth led by the growth of new services like data and mobile commerce. I wish Srikanth success in his new role and look forward to working with him.”

With a career spanning over 27 years, Srikanth has held several leadership positions across business sectors including Head of HR for Hewlett Packard India, Global Head of HR for Syntel Inc. and Head of HR for GECIS - India. He also had an entrepreneurial venture that provided HR solutions focusing on Leadership Development, HR Analytics and Talent Assessment.

Srikanth holds a Masters in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from TISS and Bachelor of General Law from Mumbai University.

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 295 million customers across its operations at the end of March 2014. To know more please visit,