Samsung India’s Mobile and IT Country Head, Ranjit Yadav, is rumored to have quit the company, according to an unconfirmed report on Light Reading India. Yadav had joined Samsung from HP in 2008, where he was the Director for Regional Channel/Distribution Sales and Partner Management for Asia Pacific. However, a Samsung spokesperson dismissed it as a rumor and confirmed Mr Yadav as being “very much heading the Mobile and IT division and has not resigned from the organization” in a statement to BGR India. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F22 likely to launch in India soon, but should you be excited
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It was under Mr Yadav that Samsung overtook Nokia as the country’s largest smartphone vendor and is gunning for Nokia’s numero uno spot as the largest cellphone vendor. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Fit2 and Wireless Charging Trio launched at 'Life Unstoppable' event
UPDATE 1: Multiple sources have confirmed to us that Mr Yadav has put in his papers at Samsung but his resignation has not been accepted, yet. The original Light Reading India suggests he could be joining Apple India, which at the moment are rumors at best.
We are keeping our ears to the ground and will update this post as and when we hear more.