Mumbai, February 9, 2015: Vodafone India today announced that Naveen Chopra, Director –Vodafone Business Services (VBS) will succeed Sunil Sood as Chief Operating Officer for Vodafone India with effect from April 1, 2015.
This follows the earlier announcement of Sunil Sood to succeed Marten Pieters as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from April 1, 2015.
Naveen has, over the last five years ably led the VBS into significant growth and led our expansion into new customer & product segments, to contribute substantially to Vodafone India’s business success. He has built carefully a strong VBS team across corporate and circles, and leaves the portfolio in a strong shape, to build on further.
Naveen joined Vodafone in 2004 as Vice President – Corporate Marketing, and over the last ten years, has done stints as CMO and subsequently, has led successfully our Mumbai and Rajasthan Circles as Business Head, before joining the Executive Committee as the Director – VBS.
Naveen’s successor as Director –Vodafone Business Services will be announced in due course of time.
About Vodafone India:
Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving around 180 million customers. Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone in its long-term commitment to India, has built a robust business in a highly competitive and price sensitive market. Vodafone India has been providing innovative, customer friendly and reliable products and services by continuously differentiating itself with a strong brand, best quality network, unique distribution and great customer service. This has been acknowledged at several prestigious forums where Vodafone India has won awards and recognition across different segments consistently.
Serving the needs of businesses, Vodafone Business Services provides total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. With the advantage of global expertise and experience and the knowledge of local markets, the business is run through the following verticals – Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE), National Corporate (NC), Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and a dedicated vertical for Government customers. Vodafone Business Services has steadily taken leadership position and is currently providing both mobile and wireline services to global and national businesses equipped with a robust and superior network infrastructure and a 24×7 NOC.
M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone. Serving the needs of the unbanked and under-banked customers, Vodafone M-Pesa is a safe, fast and convenient way of bringing bank to the mobile. With a pan India distribution network of 85,000 agents and with more than 2.5mn customers, M-Pesa is the largest banking business correspondent in the country. M-Pesa today plays a vital role in enabling financial inclusion and m-commerce.
As a value based organization, Vodafone is committed to achieving the highest standards of Health, Safety and Well-being not only for its employees but also for all its partners. At Vodafone, sustainability is an integral part of the company’s mission and strategy, shaping the conduct of business every day. ‘Vodafone Cares’ is a platform to showcase all the good that Vodafone does for the society and has championed several projects and initiatives under the three pillars of Education, Environment and Empowerment. The Vodafone Foundation in India is committed to leverage the potential of mobile technology to address some of India’s most pressing challenges relating to education, health, equality and access. Its activities focus on the 4Ms of empowering individuals – m Health, m Education, m Agriculture and m Women.
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies with over 443 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 31st December 2014. Vodafone has equity interests in telecommunications operations in nearly 30 countries and around 50 partner networks worldwide.