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Reliance Jio appoints former BlackBerry India MD Sunil Dutt as President

Before serving as BlackBerry India Managing Director, Sunil Dutt was country head for Samsung India Electronics when the Korean company witnessed growth in its mobile devices business.

twitter-logo PTI   New Delhi     Last Updated: June 10, 2014  | 18:53 IST
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Before serving as BlackBerry India Managing Director, Sunil Dutt was country head for Samsung India Electronics. (Photo: Reuters)

Telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm has roped in Sunil Dutt, Blackberry's former head for India, as President.

He has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry.

"Yes, I have joined," Dutt confirmed to PTI, declining to provide additional details.

Before serving as BlackBerry India Managing Director, Dutt was country head for Samsung India Electronics when the Korean company witnessed growth in its mobile devices business. Samsung's 'Next is What' campaign was launched during Dutt's tenure.

Dutt has also worked with computer maker HP, Nokia, Whirlpool and coffee chain Barista.

Reliance Jio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries controlled by Mukesh Ambani, has tied up with telecom companies including rivals Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications to expedite the launch of 4G services.

The company plans to increase its total workforce to 10,000 this year.

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