Bharti Forms International Unit

Bharti Airtel announces strategic organization changes for future growth

January 13, 2010

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NEW DELHI -- Bharti Airtel Limited, one of Asia’s leading telecom services provider, today announced strategic organizational changes with the objective to enhance its focus on expanding operations to international markets beyond India and South Asia and further consolidate its leadership position in India.

The company announced the creation of a new, empowered and dedicated International Business Group that will be responsible for expanding the company’s operations beyond India and South Asia region. Manoj Kohli, who is currently the CEO (India and South Asia) & Joint MD of the company, will head the International Business Group as CEO (International) & Joint MD and will continue to be a member of the Bharti Airtel Board. The International Business Group will comprise a team of seasoned and experienced professionals, including from within the Bharti group, from areas such as Business Development, Networks & IT, SCM, Project and Performance Excellence, Brand and Customer Experience.

Sanjay Kapoor, currently the Deputy CEO of the company, will be elevated to the position of CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel. Sanjay would have end-to-end responsibility of leading India and South Asia businesses of Bharti Airtel and will drive growth and business synergies in Mobile Services, Telemedia Services, Enterprise Services and DTH. He will lead Bharti Airtel towards strengthening its position as a benchmark in innovative practices, brand leadership, operational efficiency, customer value and leadership depth.

Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Airtel said, “The next phase of our journey is set to be another game changer – requiring superior thrust and focused leadership. We continue to win in the Indian telecom market, which is going through a phase of hyper competition. At the same time, we will be developing comprehensive plans for our journey to cover emerging markets beyond India and the South Asia.”

Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL)

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