Airtel appoints Jinesh Hegde as CEO of Sri Lanka

He takes on this role from Suren Goonewardene and will report to Ajai Puri, Director - Market Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel.

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Thursday appointed Jinesh Hegde as Chief Executive Officer of its Sri Lanka operations.

He takes on this role from Suren Goonewardene and will report to Ajai Puri, Director - Market Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel.

"I am confident that his rich and diverse experience and able leadership will add immense value to Airtel?s growth plans in Sri Lanka," Puri said in a statement.

Prior to joining Airtel, Hegde worked with Uninor. He has got over two decades of experience and spent the past 14 years in the telecommunications industry, in both the consumer and enterprise space covering mobile, fixed line and enterprise business, Airtel said.

Airtel launched its services in Sri Lanka in 2009 and offers mobile voice, data and enterprise solutions. With a network comprising of 2G and 3G, Airtel Lanka's 3G presence is across 70 per cent of its network.

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