Sanjay Kapoor, Deputy CEO of Bharti Airtel, is taking over the company's hot seat from April 1 as Manoj Kohli gets set to plot the company's global expansion. Kapoor will become Chief Executive Officer (India and South Asia) for India's largest telecom operator.
While the man himself stayed mum on the leadership issue, he has his work cut out. As several new operators take to the field, the country is in the throes of an all-out price war and survival is not something that any operator can take for granted. While Bharti Airtel might have cash in the bank right now, their expected bid for 3G services and its roll-out will also be a challenge.
To make matters more interesting, Kapoor will also have to handle Airtel's operations in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Not one to shy away from challenges, this is one that Airtel's new boss will surely relish.