Thursday, November 20, 2014

#Uninor appoints Vivek Sood as new CEO

Uninor today announced the appointment of VivekSood as CEO, Uninor. Morten Karlsen Sørby steps down as CEO of Uninor due to illness in his immediate family and will assume a new role in Telenor Group. Uninor has also appointed a new CMO, Upanga Dutta replacing Rajeev Sethi, who moves to Grameenphone as CEO.  All the changes are effective December 1, 2014, but Morten will remain as an advisor to the Uninor top management until January 1, 2015.
Vivek Sood is moving back to India from his position as CEO in Grameenphone, the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh. During his two year tenure Grameenphone has significantly strengthened its market position and gained financial strength. Under him Grameenphone crossed the 50 million customer milestone and became first country within the Telenor Group to do so. Before moving to Grameenphone, Sood was the chief financial officer (CFO) at Uninor. He has more than 20 years of experience with companies such as Tata AIG Life Insurance, Hutchison Telecom, Tupperware India and Hindustan Lever Limited (Unilever).

 “I am happy to return to Uninor and to work with a passionate team which is delivering strongly, both on revenues and subscriber share.  With the extension of Uninor’s Sabse Sasta proposition to Internet-based services and ongoing investments in the network across all circles, the company is set to deliver further growth,” said VivekSood, CEO, Uninor