Arjun has over 36 years of Telecoms corporate experience having been involved in starting and setting up eight different lines of business for the Bharti Group.
His roles have included Group Director- Business Development, where he was
responsible for all M&A and new Business development activities across the Bharti Group. The role involved acquisition and divestment of assets both in India and Africa, to the order of US$ 4 billion, including the disposal of Airtel’s African tower portfolios.
Prior to this role Arjun as Chief, Projects and Transformation, for Airtel Africa, was responsible for strategy, planning and rollout of all new projects in Africa.
Immediately after the acquisition from ZAIN in June 2010, Arjun took on the position of Integrations Director and was responsible for successfully integrating the ZAIN operations in 15 African countries into Airtel.
Prior to his Africa experience Arjun worked in various capacities for the Bharti Group in India. His last assignment in India was as Director - Projects at Bharti Airtel Limited, with responsibility for new projects.
Arjun holds an MBA from the University of Madras, India and a PG Diploma in International Trade from IIFT, New Delhi, India.