Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Raj Pudipeddi as director – consumer business and chief marketing officer for operating in India. Pudipeddi's role is effective 6 February 2017 and joins Airtel's management board. He will report to Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO (India), Bharti Airtel.
He moves from P&G, where he was VP - oral care (North America).
Vittal said, “In line with our philosophy to bring on board the best of talent from across the globe, I am delighted at the appointment of Raj to lead our consumer business. I am confident that Raj’s wealth of experience will add fresh perspective to our initiatives to constantly innovate and delight customers.”
Pudipeddi replaces Srinivasan Gopalan who left the organisation in July 2016.