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RCom Elevates Old Hands, Brings Punit Garg, Manikantan on its Board

The decision to elevate Punit Garg and Manikantan V was taken at a meeting of the board of directors held today, RCom said in a BSE filing.


Updated:October 2, 2017, 4:57 PM IST
RCom Elevates Old Hands, Brings Punit Garg, Manikantan on its Board
In this file photo, Anil Ambani, Chairman of India's Reliance Communications, addresses a news conference in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters/Shailesh Andrade)

New Delhi: Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) on Monday announced expansion of its board and elevated President of Telecom Business Punit Garg as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Manikantan V as Director.

The decision to elevate Garg and Manikantan was taken at a meeting of the board of directors held today, RCom said in a BSE filing.

The company expanded its board by inducting senior executives as additional directors, according to the filing. Garg, 53, has been elevated to the board as Executive Director. Garg's appointment as an additional director is for 3 years.

Garg, who has rich experience of over 32 years in telecom and IT sectors, has been part of the leadership team for the past 17 years and has held several positions in the company, including that of CEO of Indian and global enterprise business, corporate strategy and regulatory affairs. The company said Manikantan has also been elevated to the board as Director and CFO. The appointment of Manikantan, 52, is also for 3 years.

Manikantan, a chartered accountant, has been with the company for the last 22 years and has held several senior posts, with an experience of over 29 years.

In addition, Suresh Rangachar, who heads the fibre and tower business as Director of Reliance Infratel Ltd (RITL), a subsidiary, has been elevated as Executive Director of RITL. Rangachar has been with the company for the past 17 years.

Gurdeep Singh, co-CEO and CEO of the mobility business, too has been promoted as Executive Director of Reliance Telecom Ltd, a subsidiary. Singh has been working with the company for the past 6 years.

William (Bill) Barney, co-CEO, also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Global Cloud Xchange, another subsidiary.

Reliance Communications Ltd, founded by late Dhirubhai Ambani, is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. RCom, an integrated telecom service provider, has a customer base of over 80 million, including over 2.6 million individual overseas retail users.


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| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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