Former Nokia India head P Balaji will be joining country’s second largest telecom firm Vodafone India as its regulatory and external affairs director next month. Also Read - Nokia XR20 launched in India at Rs 46,999: It is the toughest Nokia phone ever
“Our new Director – Regulatory and External Affairs will be P Balaji. He joins us from Nokia India, where he was the Managing Director till recently,” Vodafone said in a statement. Balaji is expected to join next month. Vodafone’s current regulatory head TV Ramachandran and external affairs director Rohit Adya will retire over the next few months. Also Read - Reliance Jio vs Vi vs Airtel: Best 4GB daily data prepaid plans under Rs 600
The country’s second largest telecom operator will be merging the regulatory and external affairs functions to be headed by Balaji. “TV Ramachandran, Resident Director (Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations) and Rohit Adya, Director (External Affairs) are set to retire over the next few months. We are using this opportunity to fine-tune our organization structure by merging the Regulatory and External Affairs functions for there are strong areas of synergy between them,” Vodafone said. Also Read - HMD Global confirms Nokia XR20 is coming to India soon: Check expected launch date, more
Adya will continue to serve the company in the capacity of Chairman of the Vodafone Foundation. “He will be involved in setting up the CSR activities of Vodafone in India and will drive the governance around this important domain,” Vodafone added.