Bharti Airtel appoints Chandrasekaran as Chief Product Officer
Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel today announced the appointment of Anand Chandrasekaran as its Chief Product Officer for India operations. Chandrasekaran will lead product conceptualisation, design and development across the B2C segment of the company and will report to Srini Gopalan, Director - Consumer Business.
"He will be responsible for driving best in class user interfaces, content partnerships and product experiences across all current and future offerings across the internet ecosystem," the firm said in a statement.
Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel (India & South Asia) said, "Airtel has always attracted top global talent. We are delighted to have Anand on board as we sharpen our focus on innovation. I am confident that his rich experience and in-depth understanding of technology and the internet ecosystem will contribute to our endeavor of building an organization of the future."
Chandrasekaran joins Airtel from Yahoo where he was Sr Director of Global Search Products and a member of the search leadership team.
Previous to this role, he was Sr Director & Head of Product for Mobile, which was the fastest growing part of the Search & Commerce Business Unit for Yahoo.
He has also worked as Director of Product Management at Openwave.
Chandrasekaran also co-founded and helped build Aeroprise Inc before joining Openwave.
He holds a M S in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, a Bachelor in Engineering from PSG College of Technology (India) and has also completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy Program at Harvard University.
(Posted on 13-04-2014)