Harit Nagpal, group marketing director, Vodafone Plc (pictured) is set to join Tata Sky as managing director. He will succeed present Tata Sky MD Vikram Kaushik, who will be retiring in December 2010.
Nagpal, who has worked with the telecom giant for the last nine years, had recently moved to Vodafone UK in a wider role. Prior to his move to the UK, Nagpal was marketing director at Vodafone Essar. Nagpal’s more than two decade long career has spanned stints at companies like Lakmй, Pepsi, Marico and Shoppers Stop before he joined the telecom brand.
Vikram Kaushik began his career at Unilever. He was behind the success of a number of Unilever brands such as Lux and Fair & Lovely. He had a brief stint in advertising as the head of an ad agency before joining Britannia as vice-president, marketing and exports. Kaushik also served Colgate-Palmolive India as marketing director, joining the company’s board as a full-time director. He moved to Tata Sky in 2004.