Vodafone names former Nokia India chief P Balaji director

Vodafone names former Nokia India chief P Balaji director

Vodafone-logoTelecom major Vodafone has appointed former Nokia India head P Balaji as director for its newly merged regulatory and external affairs division in the country, effective next month. The two were earlier run as separate divisions.

While regulatory division is currently headed by TV Ramachandran, the external affairs division is managed by Rohit Adya. Both Ramachandran and Adya are retiring from their respective posts over the next few months, Vodafone said in a statement.

"TV Ramachandran, resident director (regulatory affairs and government relations) and Rohit Adya, director (external affairs) are set to retire over the next few months. We are using this opportunity to fine-tune our organisational structure by merging the regulatory and external affairs functions, for there are strong areas of synergy between them," Vodafone said.

Balaji is currently advisor of Nokia India. Previously, he had served as managing director of the firm from July 2012 to August 2014. Prior to that, he was managing director of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication India, where he served for almost a year. In the past, he had held various key roles at Sony Mobile, AT&T, Lucent India and Tata group.

Post retirement, Adya will serve as chairman of the Vodafone Foundation. He will be involved in setting up the CSR activities of Vodafone in India.

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